Started out at Amsterdam Centraal.

Then, lunch at a brewery:

Followed by a long walk in old town:

On to the Fashion district (after cake):

Back to the hotel for lovely dry German wine.

The next day was a long train ride to Munich.   

Back to Amsterdam


Our view at the hotel

You would not believe the stairs up to the lobby at Hotel Clemens.  Thankfully we are only one more flight past this one.  Dinner was at The Pantry.  I had Oven dish with cauliflower, mashed potatoes and ground beef.   Brian had hotstamp with sausage.


Cafe ‘t Smalle:   

Cafe Gollem:



MacBeth in Lone Fir Cemetery


Quick note on this, as I had intended to write this up a while ago. We saw MacBeth in Lone Fir Cemetery last month with Cindy. Put on by the Portland Actors’ Guild, it was fantastic and perfectly suited for a pioneer cemetery. It was a rare break from the nasty hot weather Portland has had this summer, and practically a flawless summer evening. We packed some wine, cheese and sourdough, and were in heaven. Lying on the blanket, looking up at the night sky and listening to the leaves rustle as Lady MacBeth slowly unravels…..so great.

What kind of wine does your favorite cemetery serve?

What kind of wine does your favorite cemetery serve?