Friday, May 16, 2008

Into the Countryside







On our last day we rented bikes and rode north to Edam through the beautiful Dutch countryside. The tiny country roads through the fields were charming and quiet. Lots of farms, flowers and animals. Lunch was fried mussels and herring. Delicious! And of course, here's the cheese in Edam. Oh, dear, I find myself not quite ready to say good-bye to Amsterdam. I may have to post a few final photos next week too. Thanks for traveling with me this week and for all your lovely comments! One last thing, this trip would not have been possible without my mom, who was willing to take care of my two kids while we went away. Thank you, Mom! You're the best! Happy weekend all. And "Friday I'm in love" by the Cure has just come on the radio now. Perfect!

14 comments:

diana @ please sir said...

Wow...looks like such a wonderful time!

Stardust said...

I lllloved these countryside pictures (maybe I'm a countrygirl after all?) My head is full of summer plans and looking these I wonna start my vacation NOW.

Jill said...

Stardust, although I live in the city I can never quite lose my country girl roots. And the countryside longing gets stronger in the summertime too! I always imagine you living in the country since it looks like you have a big garden on your blog. Are you a city girl too for now?

Pia Jane said...

jill, would you be disgusted if i told you i have not yet travelled out to the countryside surrounding amsterdam?! but i promise i have good excuses! hmm, you know, i think i see an opportunity on the rise, you have inspired me to do it this weekend, I love your countryside photos, and your descriptions are awesome. and i think i need a little country air in my lungs. thanks jill! and thanks jill's mom for minding the kids so she can go and enjoy herself and inspire me to do the same!

Jill said...

Hi Pia, I hope you have a wonderful bike ride this weekend. Please tell me how it goes! It's totally flat riding, so the km just fly by easily.
And of course I'm not disgusted...it's pretty hard to leave such a fun city as Amsterdam!

Hi Diana! Thanks for visiting :)

Mrs.French said...

Please do post more photos. I loved "travelling" with you and am not really ready for the trip to end.

karin said...

Jill, your posts of Amsterdam are so wonderful. Isn't it a perfect place to be? It's 10 years now, since I was there. You make me want to go again :)

andrea tachezy said...

Jill, thank you for the wonderful trip! Have a nice weekend!

Esti said...

Post some more Amsterdam pics please... Seemed to nice to miss :)

artycho said...

Thanks to you Jill for sharing all these lovely pictures allowing us to travel to Amsterdam! I had a great time, please do post more next week! Have a great weekend!!!

anu said...

oh you have taken so so good photos i just love those country photos!
You have a so wonderful mom and she is so good granma if she likes to be and spend some time with her granchildren!In these day there are many granmas who are working working and some working and there is no time for kids not even a ones a year!
Well, have great weekend!

Stardust said...

I do have a country girl roots too. I'd like to say we live in a tiny village near Helsinki, not in a suburb, becouse that sounds so cold&concrete. These old wooden houses were built after continuation war,in 50's. Garden is small, but it's old too, so the trees are older & wiser than me ; )

Jill said...

How nice to start Monday morning with such nice comments!

Anu, I am so lucky to have a mom like mine...she is my role model in every aspect of my life!

Stardust, your neighborhood sounds lovely with all the old wooden houses and trees, not suburban at all.

Good to hear from you Karin and Andrea!

Thanks Esti, Mrs. French and Artycho...I'll post a few more pics today :)

Angie@CozyNest said...

Oh, I just love countryside photos. So lovely!