Saturday, April 11, 2009

Keukenhof Flower Park & Visitors

We have been so busy lately that it has been difficult to write on this blog. To catch you up-to-date we will tell you about our past weeks. We were blessed with the visit of our cousins, Kent & Joyce Miller, from Virginia. Kent and I served our first missions at the same time, but he was across the border in Germany. They were able to spend two days with us here. We had a great time visiting the old city of Delft, which included a tour of a small ceramic shop where many Delft Blue products are made. We really enjoyed the time in this old city. That afternoon we went to the huge outdoor flower show and park called, Keukenhof ( There are thousands of beautiful flowers adorning the grounds of the park as well as displays inside the large buildings. It was so amazing to see all of the colors of the flowers. This year is the 60th anniversary of the park. They are reflecting on the close relationship between the Netherlands and the United States. There is a huge flower mosaic that depicts the Statue of Liberty using over 60,000 bulbs of tulips and daffodils. The park is a must see for all who come to Nederland - but you can only see it from mid March to mid May. We also made a visit to the molens (windmills) at Kinderdijk. We really enjoyed their visit and look forward to hosting others who may be able to visit us.

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