When I was in my mid-twenties, I worked for a short stint as a museum travel program assistant. Although most of my hours were spent in a tiny office doing paperwork and taking reservations, on a few occasions I actually got to travel. The most exciting of my journeys was to Cuba with two dozen wealthy clients,Continue reading “Havana, Deventer, Apes and Cousins”
Category Archives: Dutch Family
5 Museums in 6 Days Poopoo Head!
Whenever European friends came to visit us in the U.S., our provincial town of Santa Barbara seemed like a little hiccup on their tour de force itinerary: Hiking Half Dome in Yosemite, photographing the bubbling mudspots and geysers of Yellowstone, craning their necks skyward under General Sherman in Sequoia National Park, The Getty Museum, San Francisco’s De Young Museum, Hollywood and so forth. IContinue reading “5 Museums in 6 Days Poopoo Head!”
Staying in the Embassy (Repeat)
(I accidentally deleted this post. It should precede the previous two posts. Anyway, this is a repeat if you are following my blog. If not, read this, then “Dutch Flat”, then “Penthouse” if you like chronology and are up for the read.) Back in my college days, I thought couch surfing was cool. When IContinue reading “Staying in the Embassy (Repeat)”
Dutch Flat After spending the first six weeks in the Netherlands with my husband’s brother’s family (see last post), we moved to my in-laws’ traditional Dutch flat while they went on vacation to the Belgian countryside. Located on the ground floor of a four-story brick apartment building, their flat has the absolute luxury of a back yard. Not oneContinue reading “Dutch Flat”