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Monday, April 03, 2006
A Festival of Photos

This past weekend, P and I (sans Crazy Dog) went to Geilenkirchen to visit my friend who is in the World's Biggest Gang. Both her sisters are here visiting from the US. It's always nice to be around first time visitors to Europe. They want to do and see EVERYTHING, and find the most mundane things facinating.

Sidenote: Although my friend lives in Germany, you can literally walk to the Netherlands from her house (the boarder is less than .5 miles away).

Saturday morning, we went to the market in town (in the Netherlands), where I saw this cute skinny house, one of MANY 'Heineken Houses' in the Netherlands (the off-white house is actually a restaurant on the ground level and an apartment on the upper floors):
This is a picture of the cheese truck, selling wonderful cheese at the market:

After we left the market, we walked to the department store, where they had these beautiful pastries for sale:


After buying $40 worth of socks for P (why is it SOOO hard to find knee socks for her?), we went to the walkplatz, where we did a little shopping. We went to one of the coolest stores...called The Soap Store. They had different kinds of hand made soap:

This soap smelled like chocolate and orange.DEEEELISH!!:



Saturday, after our shopping excursion, we drove 1.5 hours to the Second Busiest Air Base in Europe, where there was a bazaar going on, which means a lot of vendors, selling everything from pottery to wine.

I try to stay away from the bazaars because they are so addictive.

Sunday morning after checking out of the hotel, we went BACK to the bazaar (the visitors are already addicted). After the 'bazaar run', we drove to Viaden, Luxembourg to visit this castle:

The visitors were thoroughly impressed with the castle. As soon as P got out of the car, she took one look at the castle and proclaimed, 'Yep, it looks just like the other ones!' I think she's seen one too many castles in her 5 years.

We arrived back home Sunday evening. Tired. Very tired.
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P is addicted to puzzles. I guess there are worse things to be addicted to. Like crack. Here is a picture of her feeding her addiction:


Today, WE GOT CROCS!!! I ordered them from the website last week. They sure are comfy. Everyone should have a pair in their life.

P's tiny Crocs (of course, she wanted pink):


Big and little Crocs:


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Last week, P had to get a physical just in case she gets on a T-ball team. When the tech asked her to read a certain line on the eye chart, P told her, 'You know, I just can't see it.' P's doctor told me that her eyesight is 20/25 in one eye and 20/35 in the other. She referred P to the same opthalmalogist that diagnosed her with an astigmatism over a year ago.

Her appointment is next Monday, and there is a good chance that she'll need glasses again.
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One more thing...do any of you readers have any Boxtops for Education that you don't need? If so, can I have them for my niece in NC? I'll reimburse the postage you pay to send them to me. I promise. Email me and I'll send you my address.

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