Friday, September 3, 2010

one last Texel blog post

I'm going to say goodbye to Texel, and close up shop. This will be the last Texel blog post. On the last day we saw that the weather was again awful. Juergen was very anxious to get home, and get organized. I can not say I blame him. He has a business trip to India. He needed some time to transition. I went shopping with Nicole and Philip. We stocked up on good things from Holland. I bought loads of chocolate sprinkles for bread, Dutch cookies, and apple butter. I also found a little bird bath for 5 Euro at a road side stand.
Everything got cleaned up and packed. We were on the road by 3pm. It was pouring rain. I had hoped for one last trip to the beach, but it was not meant to be. Juergen heard on the News that this has been the wettest summer in recorded European History. I found the grapes rotten when I returned home. Our neighbors told us it rained the whole time we were gone. I read it on other blogs too. Basically everyone in Europe had a wet vacation. MANY people came home early. I had an OK time in Texel considering the weather. But a small Dutch house with hyper active sons is stressful. I didn't come home relaxed, I came home stressed. I need some sun lamps (that's what my sister wrote). I need Vit D and sun lamps. She is right. Texel it's self is very charming. It's great for old folks, lovers, and very young families. But I have hyper active young teenage sons. On the good weather days they were OK, but there were not many good weather days. I would recommend Texel to anyone who wants a slow quite time. I'm sure if I went there with out my kids it would have been lovely! Next year I want to go back to Thailand. I am in serious need of sunshine. I have 2 very large bags of shells to put in my garden as a mulch. I also have bulbs that will bless me each spring for many years God willing. I have lots of very special Dutch cookies to eat with my tea during the dark days of winter, and I have beautiful photos of my very good looking kids. So even if I'm not 100% relaxed, it was still a fruitful time! So back to everyday life, back to school, and thank you for traveling with us to Texel Holland. It is an awsome place, especially when the sky is blue.

Home again

We got home at midnight. I guess it took about 8 hours to get home. I slept fast and hard in my bed. I'm over whelmed by e-mail and to do's. I'll post some last photo's and last thoughts about Texel later today or tomorrow. I guess it's good to be home. Well, I'm so busy at the minute I'll be able to say how it is in a week or so. The kids start back at school in a week. Juergen goes to India on Sunday. I'm sad our vacation is over. Give me a day or 2 to think it all over.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

We are going home

Juergen is amazing! He managed to pack all our stuff. No problem! We didn't make it to the beach one more time. The weather is awful, and we don't need the extra sand. So Juergen won the bet on more shells. I don't feel bad because I bought a bird bath today. The house is clean, the kids are in the car. Good bye Texel, it's been great!

Packing to go

Juergen is anxious to get home. He leaves on Sunday for India. I guess I can not blame him for wanting an extra day to get organized. The weather is also pretty bad. So we have done the last dishes, packed all the clothes, and we are cleaning out the car. Again we have zero idea how it's all going to fit in the car. I want to bring home the shells we collected, and a generous amount of Dutch cookies and chocolate sprinkles that you put on bread. I have many thoughts, but I'll write more when we get home. I am guessing we will be home at midnight or so. If you think of us, pray for our travel. I hope we can make it to the beach...for more shells! Juergen of course doesn't think we have the space. Greetings from Texel.

collecting shells with Nicole