I was looking forward to it for months and not just me. We were supposed to see each other a few weeks ago, but then the Netherlands was a big white carpet. Now that I've ridden the roads, I'm glad I chose not to go haha. From the highway is not the ideal road to ride when it is white and slippery! Fortunately we could set a new date in a relatively short term and we immediately decided to add an overnight stay. No hair on my head that even doubted whether that would go well. We almost had a good click and it turned out to be even closer in real life.
March 19, 2019
You want to be fresh when you go somewhere the first time haha, not that I am not fresh otherwise of course! Downstairs my breakfast enjoyed and a little walk with Joep. Then my stuff packed together and then I was ready for departure. According to the ANWB there was some congestion and I left a little earlier. Eventually, after a ride of 2 hours, I drove into St. John's Monastery. A beautiful village in Overijssel. Beautiful houses and many with thatched roofs. Unfortunately no picture of that, but luckily
a lot of other pictures! After a loving embrace, we drank together a nice cup of tea. had wonderful conversations together and then Mary-José asked what I wanted to do. Unfortunately, I was not as warmly welcomed by the weather as by Mary-José, it really poured! Fortunately, there is a lot of beauty to see in the area and we decided to visit the orchid hooves!
A lot of koi carp and turtles were there. The fish you could feed. There were vending machines where food was in and for €0.50 you got a nice hand full. Of course there were mostly orchids and I will (without text) below some nice pictures All made with my phone, because I was smart enough to leave my camera at home...
Of course there are also a lot of beautiful butterflies there. Taking them in the picture was not easy yet. Especially the big blue butterflies, were so fast, that a beautiful clear picture did not succeed. However, I have been able to photograph a number of butterflies and I leave them
Outside flowers and butterflies, there were more animals. There was also a covered bird hall, but Diaantje is panic for loose birds, so we skipped those. Below the animals we did see.
Of course I have taken many more pictures, but these are some that show how beautiful it is there. I had never been there, but had already heard a lot about it.
What we have done, I tell you in a next blog. This one is long enough haha.
It may be clear that we have had a very good time together and we are definitely going to do this again!
that will only be later in the day or evening, but will come by itself. Friday I leave for a weekend, so I would like to finish it for that. Delicious all those mini holidays!
Photos are of course all made by myself!