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Author Archives: Ramon van der Woning

Wind and Ocean

We headed to the coast today to check out the Delta Works with Ron today. These are the very impressive water control system where the large rivers of the Netherlands are dumped into the ocean. These are use for flood control. Things have changed some since I was here last. Wind turbines are everywhere and the Delta … Continue reading »

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The way to Hedel.

Well we waited for morning to do this post, but that’s OK….you’ll probably get 2 today. We left Aalsmeer and started heading down to see some of the van der Woning part of the family in Hedel, more southern in Holland. As we have the day, we took some back-roads to get a more scenic … Continue reading »

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Haarlem

We…and when I say “we” I mean “I” went and picked up the rental car today.  Fortunately, I got a ride to the airport with my cousin Ferlin on his way to work (after he made us breakfast). 🙂 We decided to go to Haarlem to go see the place where I was born…Uyt Den … Continue reading »

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History and Heineken

Today’s main feature was the Anne Frank House. (Unfortunately there is absolutely no photography, so we cannot show you more.) This is a must see if you ever go to Amsterdam, but expect to wait in line.  After our 2 hours, we finally got in. So worth it. We took the time to watch the … Continue reading »

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A quick Amsterdam trip….7 hours later.

After Pamela fried my power converter with her flat iron, we decided to do a quick run to Amsterdam to Media Market to pick up a new one. (Technically it was my fault for not reading the wattage). Low and behold, it’s right beside Amsterdam ArenA, home of AFC Ajax. SWEET, time for me to do … Continue reading »

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Jet Lagged

We arrived yesterday…tired as can be. My cousin Ferlin picked us up at the airport in the “Ferlin FixIt” mobile and brought us back to his place where we will be staying for the next 5 days. We got to visit a few more of my cousins, Farah & Evelien with their daughters, over a few … Continue reading »

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On our way!!

Just a few short hours until our flight…sitting at YVR…..waiting. First flub of the trip: Pamela plugged in her camera battery in at the hotel to charge it up. Guess where it is still. Well at least it wasn’t her passport.  I have sent her off to get me a sandwich or something (and a little … Continue reading »

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2 WEEKS!!!

In 2 weeks, at this time, we will be on a plane headed to Amsterdam, Netherlands. It’s been 20+ years since Ramon has been “home”, and Pamela; well she has been waiting 50 years for this trip. 😉 So starting July 11, 2014, keep checking back here to see what we are up to.

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