A few years ago my husband and I flew to Kiev, Ukraine to visit with our oldest son and his family. Besides enjoying time with them, we experienced a lot of the amazing things in Kiev: beautiful churches and parks, we walked down St. Andrew’s Descent, explored the caves under the Lavra…saw wonderful artwork!
We ate an exquisite dinner in a boat on the Dniper River: Khutorets in the Dnieper
We enjoyed delicious ice cream with our three grandsons…and walked EVERYWHERE! …mostly because driving in this city is craaaazy!
We also bought a lot of fun trinkets like Pysanka-decorated-Easter-eggs and Matryoshka-Russian-nesting-dolls!
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and the food is amazing…and the coffee is strong!
Well……our plane travels to and from, took us thru Schiphol Airport…
…so before heading home we also spent a few days in Amsterdam: visiting this great old town and surrounding countryside.
What do you see besides bicycles?
Lots of things: the many many canals, dikes, dams, great old buildings, VanGogh-like bridges, more bicycles, great foods, interesting people, and WINDMILLS!!!!
Not to mention…the amazing engineering over the centuries that have realized a way to add land to their seaside borders! That’s impressive!
Anyway, it was rainy one of those days so we decided to take a bus-tour, and although we normally would prefer to explore on our own…this was a great decision.
We just relaxed and let them drive us to Daanse Schanse, Voolendan & Edam…all over the beautiful countryside.
We went to places that we never heard of before and wouldn’t have even known to go to.
We saw dancing cows, we drove-by but didn’t stop-in the town where Corrie tenBoom lived, and we watched how cheeses were made and how wooden clogs were made and we saw lots of very old cool looking WINDMILLS….we saw the newer kind also in the North Sea, but they’re nowhere near as cool looking.
Which brings us to today’s Draw Page: How to draw a WINDMILL.