For the first time in many years I did not keep a journal.  As a result, this report will be a bit sketchy as I’m relying more on photographs than narrative to tell the story.  The trip began with five nights in Amsterdam with Barbara, ending with six nights in Paris with Marian.  To skip to the section on Paris, click here:  PARIS 2007.

As you can see in the photos above we had gorgeous weather. The skies were clear with daily highs in the low 70s.  On the down side, spring came early this year and we missed the tulip fields in bloom by a week or two.  Such is life.

We arrived in Amsterdam Saturday morning, April 28.  After unloading our stuff at our hotel we headed by train to Zaanse Schans (below).  On their website they describe themselves as “a delightful old hamlet.”  It was a bit touristy but, hey, we were tourists.