Monday, May 25, 2009

Sick :-(

I started feeling funny while walking around Bruges, and by the time we got back to the hotel in Brussels, I collapsed into the bed and stayed there for 38 hours, only getting up so we could take the train back to Paris, where, upon arrival, I crawled into another bed for 20 hours.  All that is left is a nasty stomach bug, but it started with a fever, chills, headaches, body aches, nightmares, lack of energy, loss of appetite. I haven't really eaten in almost three days.  Whatever I try to eat is expelled by my body with great speed.  I feel marginally better, but still have no appetite, although I managed to eat a banana a few minutes ago.  Being sick while travelling sucks.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Have arrived.  No sign of JCVD. But, there was no sign of Gerard Depardieu, despite assurances that he is renovating a house close to our accommodations. 
En route to Brussels

On the train, with free wifi :-)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Had lunch in Rotterdam.  It's an OK town, but I prefer Amsterdam.  Tomorrow, we are off to Belgium.

Off to the eastern docklands this morning, and then to Rotterdam.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Email Update
We went to the Van Gogh Museum in the morning, and then hopped a train to Den Haag, where we had lunch.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Today in Amsterdam (so far)

Anne Frank House and Vondelpark.
Red Lights and Marijuana
I love Blogger's email update function.  We strolled through the red light district last night.  Earlier, we noted that the B&B had given us some comlimentary marijuana.  I never expected that.  Today, we are off to Anne Frank House, among other things.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

In Amsterdam!

It's raining here too.  I have never seen so many bicycles.  It's amazing!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's Raining in Paris

Been to la tour Eiffel, walked down L'avenue des Champs-Élysées, and visited L'Arc de triomphe de l'Étoile. Too bad about the rain, however.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In Gay Paris

Arrived safely after one of those all-night flights.  Slept little, so am very tired.  Can see the Eiffel Tower from the window.  So far, my French training has paid off.

Monday, May 11, 2009

One More Thing

I am trying this email posting option again.  Last time I tried it, it did not work.  So, here goes...
Heading for Europe

The flight is today. I might try to update the blog from time-to-time, but I am making no promises. I'll be back in three weeks.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Still Alive

Yeah, I am still around, but busy with work and the like. You may hear even less from me for the next month, as I am leaving for Europe for three weeks one week from today. Tomorrow, I am off to a conference (one day), and I have a few other things to take care of before then, like getting Euros. Also, I am desperately in need of a haircut, but my hairdresser has gone to Korea for a month. What to do? What to do?