the Ostrums in Holland


We're back in action over here from our long trip to Europe.

Just typing that sounds fairly snooty. I don't know how my parents trained me as a young child, but sharing that we went to Europe always makes me feel braggadocios.

I definitely want to share some photos of our trip but I also don't want to create one monstrous post that is so full of photos it won't load on anyone's computer or phone. SO, I'm going to break our trip up into manageable little bites.

Our first stop is actually in the middle of our trip, but these pictures might be some of the best that we took! I mean, taking a picture of a windmill surrounded by canals and flowers is pretty hard to beat.

One of the highlights of my trip and actually one of the few days that I had planned was a day trip to Kinderdijk. Kinderdijk (children dike) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1740, 19 windmills were built here in order to manage flooding in the area. Today these windmills have been replaced by diesel operated pumping stations that still actively move water into the river out of the lowlands.

We also managed to get caught in a pretty serious little squal while we were walking around. We had to take cover inside a windmill and the entrance to one while it passed overhead.

Chloe and Uncle David were the best of buddies on this trip. My brother is awesome with little kids and he had Chloe in stitches most of the time. She would be holding my hand looking at something and then realize that her Uncle was a few steps behind and then run to him instead. He was definitely more fun than Mom or Dad on this trip, but that was okay with us.

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