Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Back home in Leiden

So pretty! Walking around last night:

And shopping for breakfast groceries this morning:

It is so wonderful to be able to  ride a bicycle (with ease!) to the store and shop for groceries. It only took a few minutes and was safe and completely convenient. I am very grateful to the city planners, activists, and all who allowed this to happen.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!


  1. Glad you made it home safely. It was great to see you and Evan in Ames.

  2. I like the bike racks that are provided! (shown in 2nd photo). It seems someone who actually rides a bike designed them, as they are smart! :)

  3. Apropos the tree in the first picture: If you leave your Christmas tree out around the time of Epiphany (6th of January, Driekoningen or Three Kings in Dutch) chances are kids will collect it for a bonfire. This tradition is probably more common in rural areas...
    In any case, it beats dragging your tree to the recycling centre.