Monthly Archives: September 2011

Book Signings–A Love-Hate Relationship

Book signings, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Um. Er. Let me think. Okay, I love meeting fans. Or even people who might one day be fans. Or people who smile at me before they head … Continue reading

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A Heckuva Long Walk Just for Pancakes

More than an hour walk each way for lunch, but they were very good pancakes. And the walk was gorgeous, through the Amelisweerd Estate in Utrecht. It’s got an almost fairytale kind of beauty. Mixed in with World War II … Continue reading

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Koln and Shopping

We left our somewhat sketchy B&B in Consdorf on Tuesday to head for Germany for a day in Cologne (Koln). As I said before, although the accommodations were substandard (the first night’s bed sagged, the second night’s bed had springs … Continue reading

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From Belgium to Luxembourg to Germany

We left our lovely B&B in Belgium for the long drive down to our B&B in Luxembourg. Along the way we stopped in at Val Dieu Abbey where we walked the grounds and bought some beer and cider in the … Continue reading

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A Day in Amsterdam

We took the train into Amsterdam yesterday where we ate two meals, visited two museums and met two new friends who were from two different countries (heh). We started the day with lunch at Renzo’s, an Italian deli with a … Continue reading

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Ambling through Downtown Utrecht

After a shorter than expected flight (that pilot must have had the pedal to the metal during the Minneapolis to Amsterdam leg), we arrived in the Netherlands yesterday around 10:30. Felt pretty jet-lagged/zombiefied for most of the afternoon/evening, despite a … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane…

And so our exciting European vacation begins. Okay, we won’t be visiting a lot of Europe–just the Netherlands where my brother-in-law lives, plus Belgium and Luxembourg and a bit of Germany. By the way, one of my goals for this … Continue reading

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