Amsterdam here I come! Sooner rather than later..... wheee...

Oh yes, it's true! In less than three weeks I'll be hitchin' a plane to The Netherlands for over a week of fun in Amsterdam, woohoo!! I didn't think I'd be going back to Europe again so soon, as it is I was lucky enough to go to Istanbul, Turkey in May of 2008 for business (and a few layover hours roaming Amsterdam too), yet for some reason the travel gods have shined down on me again in the form of a very loving mother!! And although I'd love for my boyfriend to enjoy this trip with me, but he can't take time off from work and this vacation just so happens to be a girls only adventure! (My aunt will be in Germany on business in the next few weeks and will be meeting my mom and I in Amsterdam on May 7th.)

Although I've been to Amsterdam four times before (albeit very briefly) and I've visited Anne Frank's house, walked through the Red Light District and strolled the Van Gogh museum, there's still so much that I want to see and do! I'm particularly excited for my mom, it has been many years since she last visited Europe and up until this point, I've done all of my world traveling with my aunt, so I'm looking forward to the added company, it's sure to be a lot of fun... Also in the realm of possibilities? A day (or two) trip to Paris.... another city that I didn't get to thoroughly explore, particularly given the Louvre was closed while I was there!

Anyway, May 6th is just around the corner, it's time to get planning and packing!! I can't wait!

Windmills and tulips and coffee shops oh my.............


  1. oH YEAH...Amsterdam.. "We're BACK", looking forward to this wonderful vacation. Carol, get ready! Girl bonding at it's best.

  2. I am so jealous!!! I've gotten to fly over twice on my way to Germany, but did not get to go! Maybe you can visit the town of Gouda??? I've heard it is very nice! The whole place will be just wonderful weather too this time of year! I like the waffle cookie filled with cinnamon caramel...It is called Stroopwafels.

    I know you will have such fun! I am so happy for you! Hope you get to go to Paris too!