Notes from my garden with a bit of other stuff thrown in.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Surprise! We're Going to Amsterdam!
A few years ago when The Man of the Place had his 50th birthday, I surprised him with a weekend trip to Paris. We had a lovely weekend full of sightseeing and finding little Parisian treasures where we least expected to find them.
This year I was given a similar surprise. I knew we were going somewhere. I was asked to book some time off work and get Polly the wonderdog booked in at the kennel. I did this without knowing the actual destination. Of course I asked questions like . . . "Do I need to pack a dive computer, sturdy walking shoes, swimming suit, sparkly dress?" Apparently The Man of the Place had spent money on a Lonely Planet guide to Morroco and left it on the coffee table in the front room. I didn't even see it! What's the point of creating a red herring if the person it was designed for is too clueless to notice?
We were leaving early early on Saturday morning so I was told on Friday night to pack for a European (non UK) city destination and to leave my swimming suit, sparkly dress and dive computer behind.
On Saturday morning at bleary o'clock in the morning The Man of the Place, George and I left our place and made our way to Glasgow airport. At the EasyJet check-in desk I discovered the destination. Amsterdam! Wow! I had never been to Amsterdam before. This was going to be fun!
We were in Amsterdam from Saturday until Wednesday afternoon. I'll write more about where we stayed, food, cultural stuff and the fun things we did later. We did loads of fun things so there is much to tell.