23 March 2016 | Amsterdam, Amstel River
Fred/suns out but chilly
Penny was going to go to Amsterdam and she invited me along so here we are. We are in a lovely apartment on the third floor overlooking the Amstel river only a few blocks away from the center of town.
We arrived yesterday morning an hour and a half late after a 6 hour layover. Our connecting flight was several hours late. Arrived in Amsterdam at 10:00 and got on the train to town. That is when we heard of the bombings in Brussels. As we were waiting in Philadelphia for our flight, one went out to Brussels with only about 60 passengers and since we are flying space available, Penny said "hey, want to go to Brussels first?". Well we stayed course and came to Amsterdam.
The weather here is winter and about in the 40's but nice and bracing. Last night we went out to an Italian restaurant and had spaghetti. The afternoon was spent having a snack, market shopping (Penny) and a nap (me).
This morning we are making contact to see a canal barge in Leeuwarden about an hour and half drive North. I have a call into the broker to set up a time so we will head out for breakfast and await his call. More later.