Katelin, Marcia and I returned Sunday after a week in the (European) Low Countries of The Netherlands and Belgium. Marcia and I had visited Amsterdam and Brussels as part of an earlier trip, but this was Katelin’s first time in that part of the world. We decided to overnight in Amsterdam for the duration of our time there, then to day-trip by train a couple of times to get some additional destinations on the agenda. One day, we used the domestic train lines to visit Den Haag (fave new city), Gouda, and Utrecht. Another day, we took the high speed Thalys line to Antwerp in Belgium. It was a great mix of new and familiar for Marcia and I, and it was wonderful to have a week abroad with Katelin since we haven’t been able to do that often in recent years. Click the picture below to see our photo album for the trip. It was a good one, filled with lots of walks (71.1 miles in six days according to my Fitbit), plentiful museums (ten over the course of the week), and a special bonus moment when Katelin got to meet her favorite/spirit animal up close and personal at Artis, the Royal Zoo in Amsterdam.
7 thoughts on “Adventure Family in The Netherlands and Belgium”
Lovely photo! You write about your fitbit watch. Are you happy with it? Do you wear it all the time – or rather, for what reasons do you use it? I’m pondering on getting one and I’m not sure if it’s helpful or a nuisance ..? 🙂
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I have the old school, non-watch style Fitbit. I do carry it in my pocket all the time and try to get my regular goal of steps/miles on each day. It is a helpful motivator when deciding whether to ride a bus or train vs walking, especially since I have a friendly rivalry going with another Fitbit user as to who will get the most steps in each week!
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Sounds good and healthy and too hectic! 🙂
sorry, NOT too hectic!! Ai, my silly fingers. Is this other Fitbit user someone in your near or do you challenge each other from far, via the app?
It’s someone near . . . but we use the app, so we get an email report on Monday, and we can gloat or sulk, depending on who wins!
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Yeeeaaaah, the winner is 👏🏻!!😊
Great to see you all together 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photos.