After an all day training session in our Dutch office, we were on to Paris!  We took the high-speed Thalys train from Schiphol to Gare du Nord and arrived at the hotel in the middle of the afternoon.  After a very late lunch, two of my co-workers and I had about an hour of rapidly […]

The trip across the Atlantic is a long one.  I left my house at 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon and walked into my hotel in Amsterdam at 5:00 pm on Saturday, local time.  It was just enough time to quickly freshen up and then meet my friend Jennifer, who lives in Amsterdam, for a lovely […]

I take a ridiculous number of photos of cows.  On my site I have snapped and shared photos of French cows, Dutch cows, and cows around the US.  I have snapped and shared photos of cows in the spring and photos of cows in the fall.  So no trip to Ellis County, the heart of […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

According to the Vereniging Officiele Coffeeshops Maastricht (VOCM), there were 31 coffee shops in Maastricht in 1993, a population that dropped to 16 in 2006.  A law that went into effect this past spring in three southern border provinces — including Limburg where Maastricht is located — has essentially closed all of the coffee houses […]