In an effort to make it to Keukenhof (home of the Tulips) in the Netherlands before the park closed for the year, I decided this was the weekend to make the trip.
When we travel to that part of the country, we always stop at a McDonalds in Maastrich, Holland for a bite to eat, but this is the first time that I've noticed this:
Yep, you can get a Happy Meal AND your car washed in the same place!!
Saturday morning, we followed the bus full of gang members to Keukenhof. The bus traveled 100 km/hr MAX, so I was forced to travel the slowest I've ever had to travel on the autobahn (not to include being in a stau). Here is the proof:
While I was crawling down the autobahn, and counting the white lines between the lanes, P was content in the back seat watching a DVD:
A few pictures from the garden:
P and her favorite flowers, the yellow tulips:
This is one of 5 GIGANTE flower arrangements at one of the stores in the park:
These are my favorite flowers:
This picture shows how serious bike riding is in the Netherlands:
On the way home, this restaurant/truckstop is right on the autobahn. I am curious as to what a woopy snack is, but not enough to stop and find out:
I've esperienced the 'optional' pay toiletten (bathroom) here in Germany. At these bathrooms, there is a table in front of the entrance and you just drop some change and go in. You don't have to pay anything, but if you don't the attendant gives you the 'you-didn't-pay-to-use-the-toiletten' eye.
In the train stations in Paris, there are pay bathrooms, where you put the money in the slot, and the door opens for you.
Today is the first time that I've experienced the 'pay now, get a refund later' toiletten. You pay 50 euro cent to use the bathroom and get a ticket, then when you buy something in the store, you use the ticket for a 50 euro cent discount. Click on the picture to get the directions as to how to have a successful toiletten now/discount later experience:
In case you are wondering, kids get in free, if they can walk under this cutout:
Last but not least...in honor of the World Cup, and for the love of Nutella, I present to you, the soccer ball shaped container of Nutella (if you have not had the Nutella experience, you NEED to experience it!):