Sunday, April 19, 2009

An update from Amsterdam

We have made it to Amsterdam and in two days time we have lived a lifetime. It has been non-stop excitement since the moment we put our feet on the pavement.

Friday was spent checking into our lovely houseboat and scavenging for essentials - beer and water. We had the most amazing Chinese Dinner EVAH! Seriously, it put American Chinese to shame and then had a little walk in the neighborhood...uhm the Red Light District.

Saturday was a blast as we started with a lovely trip to the local library to steal internet bandwidth to check emails and alert family that we'd made it" and enjoyed a most delightful lunch on the terrace overlooking the city. Next we delved into the city - truly - by taking a canal boat tour and looking at Amsterdam from below street level. I then met up with the most amazing group of fun guys, the listeners from Feast of Fun at a local bar and spent several hours chatting. Even more surprising was the arrival of the ever lovely Mr. & Mrs. TBF and the quite delicious Canadian Swiss & Orange X, it was wonderful to finally wrap my arms around the lovely CS and gaze into her amazingly blue eyes! It is always so much fun to meet "bloggers" in real life and put flesh to words on a screen.

We've been resting and realxing, sitting on the deck of the boat watching Amsterdam go by.

You can check our some Photos over on Facebook HERE and HERE, I'll upload higher quality photos to flickr when I get home.

See you soon, and wish you were here, seriously, I do!


Xmichra said...

That is so amazing!!! I am glad you got to meet up with some of the interwebs most amazing people!! Glad you are having such a great time, can't wait for the photos!

Michael said...

XM - Check out the photos on my Facebook page!

CanadianSwiss said...

Awww, Michael. You're too sweet! It was so much fun finally meeting up wih you after ... What... Four years of blogging? We had a wonderful time. Hope to repeat soon :)

Marty Mouse said...

Wow Michael, the get together looked like so much fun!!! I think I saw that Kevin made it too. The pictures of the sandwich looked delicious. Are there really urinals out in the street like that?

Keep us updated!!!! :-)

Antipo Déesse said...

Just wait till you get to gaze into my big brown eyes on Friday: you may drown!

(don't tell Ms. Mac, she'll be jealous).