There are 19 windmills along this canal. It is the only place in Holland with that many in one place. As the story goes, there used to be over 11,000 windmills and when they updated to the new windmills they started tearing the old ones down. They are now protected but there are only about 900 left in all of Holland.
This was the valley he fought in. And yes, we climbed 300 steps to take this photo.
Church in tiny town in the valley. Many of the buildings had bullet holes in them. Lots of bullet holes
This is the beautiful backyard.
This is the view of Dordrecht from the church tower--Yep, another 270 steps.
We rode bikes on cobblestone streets around the canals. It was a beautiful city.
Anne Frank House
I think Amsterdam might be one of my favorite big cities.
This is the most beautiful shopping bag from a gift shop I have ever seen. It was huge and had so many beautiful masterpieces protrayed on it.
A TULIP SUPERMARKET. YEEPEE
We wanted to visit a cheese factory and this is one of the few left that gives tours. A wonderful family owned and operated effort. A mother and father, son and wife with two small children and they do all the work. Plus raise 100 head of pigs. They work 365 days a year. I ask the son "when do you take a vacation" and he just smiled at me and said "why would I want a vacation, everything I love is here. My family and my work." If you ever get to Holland it would be worth your while to visit them: Jongenhoeve, Fam. deJong, Benedenberg 90, BERGAMBACHT, Nederland.