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Sep 13, 2011 - Checking Out Family Roots

Today it was time to check out where my mother grew up. My cousin and I drove to Hilversum to find Pauwenstraat. With the help of my cousin's son we found it. Walking the streets and taking photos of the house and nearby church was interesting. It was hard to imagine this area was in war when my Mom grew up. I learned a lot about the area.

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Sep 11, 2011 - Family Time

Following a nice Dutch breakfast of dark rye bread, Gouda cheese, ham, and a little cup of coffee, my cousin Carola drove me to visit other relatives. I had to dig way back into my head to remember how to speak some Dutch as my mom's older sister cannot understand English. The longer I stay here the better I become but my sentences often contain words out of order. It is good for the odd giggle. My relatives are much better at English than I am at Dutch.

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Sep 10, 2011 - Do Like the Dutch

Spent a beautiful day biking through the "mountain" park near Huizen with Carola and Luna (her dog). Afterwards we attended the local festival and market before returning home to meet Saskia's new boyfriend and Bjorn's new girlfriend. Very nice meal on the new Canadian style BBQ (propane). At the festival we noticed some really different games. One was a cheese bowling event where the competitor had to roll a giant wheel of cheese to the other end into hole. When and if the cheese falls into the hole they win a prize. Another game was a...

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