Sunday, December 31, 2006

Farewell, Amsterdam and 2006

Well folks, it's the end of my trip. It's been six days, I think, and now it's about time to go home. Somehow I have taken over five hundred pictures on this trip! I'm excited to download them all and look at them on a bigger screen. Also, I'm looking forward to a full, uninterrupted night's sleep, and getting back to my own kitchen (once I grocery shop).

My last day was a nice one. I walked around and saw three more small museums. First the Musuem Van Loon, then the Huis Marseille for some photography, and finally the Dutch Resistance (ie. WWII) Museum.

The Hague was a great side trip; I'm so glad I went. Several great museums there, and plus I always like seeing new things.

Tonight is New Year's Eve. In nearby Dam Square, they set up a stage and lights for a giant public celebration tonight. By the sounds outside, the fireworks have long since started. I've been hearing loud cracks all day, and they startled me every time.

Partly because I need to leave by 7am, and partly because I'm an old fuddy-duddy who doesn't care much about partying on New Year's Eve, I will probably try to sleep soon.

Much more to come next year! Ha ha. Or in a day or two, when I get pictures ready.

Happy New Year, everyone!

3 comments:

Miss Browneyedgirlie said...

Happy New Year - can't wait to see the pics. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Have a safe trip home and a great night's sleep in your own bed.

Fred said...

Happy 2007, Jules!

Ms. George said...

Happy New Year, Jules!
I can't wait to see the pictures and I hope you get safely home... after you shop for groceries.