Friday, October 28, 2011

Packing for Amsterdam

I can't believe that October is coming to a close and November is right around the corner.  It seems the older I get, the faster the days and months fly by.  

And speaking of flying...

Today, I'll finish packing our bags and The Professor and I will be catching a plane over to Amsterdam.  


The Professor will be doing professorial type of things while I wander and explore.  This is a photo from last November when we were there.  We stay in Leidseplein, which is a popular shopping area.  But I'm not much of a shopper.  I'm more of a people watcher or finding free wi-fi! 



In the evenings, The Professor and I will usually stroll a bit after our dinner.  It's a delightful and easy city to walk around in but you must always stay VERY alert either for street trams or the bicyclists.  They come at you from all directions!

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I may be a bit slow making my visits since I won't have access to the internet 24/7. 

~ugh~

But I'll be taking lots of pictures and hope
to give you a peak at this
beautiful city.

Have a safe and peaceful weekend friends!


67 comments:

Kathy said...

I do believe you travel more than anyone I know. But I'm glad since you bring back such lovely pictures.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I hear you about time seeming to speed up the older we get! I've never been to Amsterdam but have heard that they are really into their cycling. Have a safe trip and looking forward to seeing your pics.

Roan said...

Beautiful shots! Can't wait to see more from this trip. Safe travels!

My Journey With Candida said...

Have a GREAT trip!! Can't wait for your great poems and pictures.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Travel safely and have a wonderful time people watching.

Sandra said...

enjoy your trip, looks like a wonderful place to be with a camera. i love people watching too

Country Girl said...

My son went to Amsterdam during his 4th year at UVa to visit friends who were studying abroad. He loved this city!
You two are just the world travelers, aren't you? I find this amazing. Enjoy!!

Jill said...

I may have to nickname you "Runaround Reena!" :)

I hope you have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing from you and seeing your photos when time allows. Be safe.

Woody said...

Fill lots of memory cards and have fun!! The first shot is extra cool, I like the charming, old building.

gina said...

Lucky, lucky you! What a photographer's dream! Looking forward to going along with you -- have a safe trip!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Sounds like an awesome adventure. Looking forward to your photos when you return!

Daryl said...

Travel safe .. and dont forget to pack your hookah ;-)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Have fun and be safe!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Happy miles to you and the Prof.

TexWisGirl said...

safe travels to you both! love that last boat shot!

Patricia said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos. Have a wonderful time!

Hilary said...

Have a fun, safe trip, Reena. Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Beth said...

looks like a beautiful place. will look forward to more pictures. travel safe & enjoy all the new adventures. (:

Judy said...

I'm a people watcher and not much of a shopper. Safe travels to you and I can't wait to see your photos.

Linda R. said...

I do hope you have so much fun on your trip. I can not wait to see the photos.. Have fun and be safe..

Hugs, Linda

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Look forward to pix on your return!

Madi and Mom said...

Reena...safe travels and do so enjoy that beautiful country. Looking forward to your pics.
Hugs C

Ginny said...

YES! First, let me thank you for continuing to post while you are gone, I love it. We don't go anywhere and have never had a vacation in 42 years, so you can't imagine how I love this. And Amsterdam, WOW WOW!! I am loving looking at these pictures, can't wait to see the new ones. Is this downtown? Do European countries even have what we call a downtown? Amsterdam used to have a very bad and raunchy reputation, does it still? The buildings are so lovely, yet crowded!!

Amish Stories said...

Have a great time and this town looks like a great to do some people watching. Ill look foward to you posting your images on your web site. Richard

Frank Baron said...

I'm a wee bit jealous. Spent some time in Amsterdam a decade or four ago and had a wonderful time. It's a great city. Enjoy. :)

Kanelstrand said...

Looking forward to lovely photos from Amsterdam, and while we're at it, this map might come in handy hehe: http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/maps/amsterdam-west-side-koosje-koene

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

hi reena,

can't believe it either!
time goes by so fast...

the photos are fantastic and the texture and pattern are soo lovely!!

have a great time in amsterdam. i've been there and i loved that city.
enjoy!!

betty xx

p.s.i'll miss you!

latebloomerbuds said...

Happy trails Reena! We will patiently await a photo tour of Amsterdam. Safe travels, Margie

Dianne said...

Hi Reena - I just know you will find the most gorgeous photo shoots around that unique city - I can see you cycling along the canals with camera in hand - just be careful not to fall in because we want you back in blogland.
Take care.xx

Mark said...

Very jealous right now. Those pics make me want to start packing. Enjoy the trip.

lisa said...

Travel safe, and have a wonderful time my friend. I look forward to seeing all the photographs you will make.

Julie said...

My Husband-Professor travels a lot as well. I am just getting to the point in my life that I can travel with him on occasion--usually just once a year, but that is better than before. I look forward to hearing about your adventures. :)

Andrew said...

It's a lovely place to visit.. been there a few times myself.
Enjoy your trip..

Nick said...

Time goes so fast now i hardly have time to stop and comment as much as I would like. Love your beautiful photos and wish you a wonderful time!

Friko said...

Have a wonderful time. I love Amsterdam and spent many happy days there in the past.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful trip! I'm wishing you lots of enjoyable days there! I'll look forward to the photos you take to share with all of us! Enjoy your trip and God bless! ♥

Debbie said...

how do you do it??

i am looking forward to the pictures!!

grammie g said...

HI Renna...ahh you lucky girl..you married the right man..lol!!
Safe trip and have fun people watching!!

Grace

Michaele said...

Love the first photo. I wouldn't know where to start! Do show us more!

Gillian Olson said...

Have a great trip, looking forward to the pictures.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

You have the best adventures and I look forward to reading about them!! Travel safe!!

bon bon said...

oh, i'm jealous!! can't wait to see the sights! :oD

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos! I can't wait to see more! Have yourself a great trip!

Eydie said...

I just loved the peak into Amsterdam.
Your photos are beautiful.
Have a magical time.

Misty said...

Looking forward to seeing the pics from your trip. Your hubs sounds like he has a cool job with all the cool places you get to travel! Can I get a job there? :) Loved the pics you shared.

Debi@7Gates said...

Girl, you are just all over the place! What a lucky thing you get to travel with hubby on his work adventures. I love to be on the receiving end of it to see all your beautiful shots of far away places. Be safe. We will hold down the fort for you here in the states. Deb

Zeba said...

Beautiful pictures. Awesome city. Enjoy your stay. And yes, I would love a lot of pictures. :-)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Sounds like a great place to visit... I'd probably get hit by a tram or some such thing though since I get so busy looking around. Have fun!!!

Oliag said...

Safe journeys my friend! What a wonderful opportunity, and I can't wait to see the photos that you share!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, lucky you! I would love to visit Amsterdam. I hope you take lots of photos to show us. Have a fun and safe trip.

Fjällripan said...

Have a nice trip! I want to visit Amsterdam one time to...:)

forgetmenot said...

Reena, What a great trip to be going on. It has been many years since I have been there, but I remember it being a very good place to visit. Enjoy your time--send pics when you can -- be safe. Mickie ;)

Sandy Keith said...

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Blessings,

Sandy Keith

urban muser said...

have a great time!

Catherine said...

It's amazing how fast this month went once again. I can't believe 2012 is just around the corner!!

Wishing you safe travels Reena!

xo Catherine

Louise said...

Off again, eh? You are a real traveler. I hope that you have a wonderful time and can't wait to see all of the lovely pictures.

CherryPie said...

I hope you have a great time :-)

Tammy said...

How exciting!
Have a great trip.
Can't wait to see your pictures of this beautiful place :)

Marcie said...

Have a wonderful trip!! Can't wait to see the pix from Amsterdam!!

christinemyoung said...

Have a lovely trip :) And thank you for your kind words on my last post <3

Jennifer Richardson said...

happy happening hunting
and safe travels
with lots of hope
for the brightest of moments
to catch and enjoy!
Cool runnings,
Jennifer

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

How wonderful!!! Like many others I can't wait to see the sights of Amsterdam through your camera lens!
Grace

Snapper II said...

Looks like fun. I'm looking forward to lots of photos.

Gods Little People said...

Hope you'll have a fabulous time - I'm sure there'll be some gorgeous Fall images to capture (the ones from last year captures the atmosphere so well!).
I was so sad to read the post about the debris heading over from Japan - it's just tragic. It made me think of some images I saw a while back by photographer Chris Jordan (link to images: http://www.all-creatures.org/articles/ar-albatross.html
I guess you could call the images art (as expressed by the photographer) but it's truly eerie.

Wishing you a safe journey!

Barbara said...

How exciting! I envy you all the trips you take, but you're so generous in sharing them with us that I'm actually grateful you get to travel so much! Have fun!

Anika said...

Have a great time! Looks and sounds wonderful :) I look forward to seeing your photos later!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Such a glorious city, Reena. Stay safe and have yourself a ball. :)