Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Like To Ride My Bicycle

Yesterday evening our internet went out. Crisis! Oh what a crisis. We complained to reception, they told us to call the provider, it was all in Dutch, left a message, went to sleep with it not working and woke up with the the "no connection" sign still flashing. We complained again and they sent someone by, he spoke to some people on his walkie talkie and then told us in his broken English "the provider is brokened". When we got back from our trip this afternoon it was working again. Praise the Lord. The thing is that we have not been able to find an English speaking map and so without google earth we're a little trapped. Luckily I wrote down the address of the De Hoge Veluwe National Park yesterday, and so we visited there today.

What an awesome place it is. Amazingly enough, the second best Van Gogh collection (next to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam) can be found in the Museum in the middle of the park. The park is a giant forest with trails all over and best of all, they have thousands of free white bicycles. So you park your car at one of the entrances (we entered the Otterloo gate) and then take four free bicycles and cycle around the park, visiting the museum (only after someone has to ride back to the car because someone else forgot to bring the tickets), eating a picnic lunch in the woods and just generally having fun on the bicycles. It was really great, even the boy had a good time.

Blackdylano decided she wants a bicycle just like the free white ones when she gets home. I can just see her in her micro mini dresses and 6 inch heels cycling around Raanana. Fat chance. I'll post pictures in the morning.


Anonymous said...

About your laptop: I am on the same resort as you are and I can see your laptop in the network with all the other PC's on the resort and there is nothing wrong with that.

I also have full acces to your complete harddrive and ALL your files because you have turned on file sharing.

Do yourself a favour and turn off file sharing.

I did NOT read any of your files (that would not have been very decent, would it) but I can not speak for others.

Thought I might warn you, specially since you will probably have the same problem in some of the hotels for the rest of your trip.

Wishing you a nice holiday.

blackpetero said...

Thanks. I turned off sharing.