Sept 1-3 2012
Our journey began with an overnight flight from New York City for Julie and from Lagos Nigeria for Rocky. We enjoyed a wonderful continental breakfast in a old hotel, The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, in the heart of the city of Amsterdam. We had ample time to explore the city, walking to the river flower market and the maritime museum. We broaded the River Odyessy, our home for the next 15 days and later took a ride through the 17th century ring canal system. We also took a walk through the Rijksmuseum marveling at its collection of art. Though it is autumn, the weather was absolutely heavenly. There were hundreds of bikers everywhere; more people bike that drive! One night we went to the top of the Doubletree Hotel and sat in ist roof top lounge in starlight watching the city.