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Author Archives: Ramon van der Woning

Preparing for our next big trip!!

After ‘winning’ $10,000 for KIA Canada for the trip of our choice, we picked the UK. After some deliberation, we found it best to put the money towards a trip that would normally cost us quite a bit more money so it would take less of a hit on our own wallets. Also this is … Continue reading »

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Ship shape to the last day.

Yesterday Yesterday we basically spent the entire day on Marlon’s boat cruising some canals around Holland….7 hours, 60 km. Marvin and his daughter Melanie, her boyfriend Ashley and his cousin Jade were on the boat as well. There were quite a few bridges and locks you need to wait for. It’s definitely a different view … Continue reading »

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Little to Big…..VERY BIG.

We headed to Den Haag & Rotterdam today just to go there and to check out a few things. We slept in and relaxed a bit this morning first. Before leaving, we hit the local grocery store to pick up a few thing Pamela wants to take home. First to Den Haag. This is where … Continue reading »

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Heading North

We managed to sleep-in until 8:30 before going downstairs for breakfast and heading out. The parking signs below were pretty funny…right beside the handicap stall. The Dutch sure know women. Ha ha. I have the rest of the picture spread throughout this post.   First off….I have a few other Band of Brother stops to … Continue reading »

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3 Countries….1 Day

Note: Yesterday we ended up in a place with no internet so the blog is a day behind. We will try to catch it up in the next day or two.    Yesterday….. Bastonge, Belgium This first part will be a lot clearer to people if they know the HBO Band Of Brother series. Once leaving our … Continue reading »

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The Somme

Yesterday was more a relax day, but Sara did take us out for a bit of a tour around the area. Pete was off on a 2 day tour in Ieper. Pete himself has an amazing collection of items and books throughout the B&B you can look at. We visited the Newfoundland Memorial Park on the Somme. … Continue reading »

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The Great War

Yesterday was a day to remember The Great War. We started off in Passchendaele looking over the the fields. You look at them differently when you think about what happened here. The first major place to hit was the Tyne Cot Cemetery. 11,954 are buried here….most unknown soldiers. The stone wall surrounding the cemetery is a memorial … Continue reading »

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Belgium: History and War

We got out of Brussels early and headed for Brugge; about and hour away. This is where we should have went in the first place instead of Brussels. Absolutely gorgeous. Brugge is also know as the Venice of the North, and once you see it you’ll know why. As soon as you enter the centre … Continue reading »

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Brussels

We said goodbye this morning to family and Holland…for now, and headed to Brussels, Belgium. It was just a quick 2 hour drive. We arrived at our hotel; The Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre. This post could take a while as the Wi-Fi is painfully slow. We had to wait a while for our room so we … Continue reading »

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A visit in Wijk en Aalburg

It’s fantastic being able to see a bunch of family again…even some for the first time. Today we went to Wijk en Aalburg to Henriette (second-cousin) & Bas’ home to visit some more cousins on my dads side of the family. My cousin John and his wife Luus plus my other cousin Trude and her husband … Continue reading »

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