Monday, June 13, 2016

Mushroom Log

So we bought a mushroom log to grow in our house.

It is not at all fancy but we tried a piece tonight and it was the second best mushroom we have ever eaten.  (The morel is my #1, i highly recommend it to everyone).  So we are growing Sonoma Brown Oyster mushrooms on my dining table (best spot with ideal indirect light).

Amsterdam - Day 2

Grogily we awoke, still not quite right from the first day.  Hopped on a tram to Central station to catch a bus up to Zaanse Schans, a Dutch heritage site which moved houses, shops, barns, and windmills in the 1960's and 1970's from the Zaan area.  We spent almost the entire day here!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Amsterdam trip - Day 1

I was able to tag along on business trip my husband was taking to Amsterdam.  Our 7 year Wedding anniversary just so happened to be in the middle of the trip :) 

So here I sit drinking a glass of wine after a long day visiting Zaanse Schans while my husband gets in a quick nap and prep for his conferences the next couple of days. So I thought it would be a good time to sit and "download" the last couple of days.

I wanted to get a quick lay of the land type tour on the first day.  Neither one of us slept on the plane (I could have but found too many shows I've been itching to see).  So, I thought the best would be to take a nap and go on a canal tour of the city.

Central station, a view of the bike parking
View of misc boats by the pier
Ship replica outside the Nemo Maritime museum
 And a few views from the boat:

And lastly, the sun setting while we left for the day