Thursday, February 05, 2009

13 Things I'm Looking Forward to in Amsterdam!

Can't let the opportunity go by to promote my new book The List.

Since that's out of the way, lets get onto my 13 things!

We left off guessing where I was heading on my next trip, and learned it was AMSTERDAM!

I'm stoked about the trip, and here are some of the things I'm most looking forward to.

1. Tulips, tulips and more tulips!
2. Tulips and WINDMILLS!
3. Canals - I loved Venice for the canals, and I'm betting I'll love the ones in Amsterdam, too
4. Biking through the town. I just have to buy the extra bike insurance and just hope the rental doesn't get stolen
5. I can't wait to see Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" in person
6. Despite being slightly depressing, I'm very interested in the Anne Frank House
7. I'll admit it, I'm fascinated by the Red Light District, but not THAT fascinated. Just looking, no partaking.
8. Despite the fact that I think it would help me understand this crazy world better, I will not be partaking in the legal drugs. Unless coffee is a drug. :)
9. Side trip to Belgium, for waffles and chocolate! (It's all about the food.)
10. Seeing the peeing boy statue in Brussels. Hilarious!
11. Taking more photos than is normal.
12. Buying a pair of wooden shoes - for decor, not to wear.
13. Just seeing someplace new, and adding two more countries to my list. :)

Home of the new Thursday 13


Rasmenia said...

This sounds like a fantastic trip! We actually have a road trip planned for later on this year & Amsterdam is one of the planned stops...this list doesn't help with the waiting!

I hope you will have a wonderful adventure. :)

Happy TT!

Amy said...

I have been to Amsterdam. The Anne Frank house is very interesting. It was depressing, but amazing to see how they lived and how small it really was. The red light district is also interesting...I wouldn't recommend taking your camera to that part :)

Karen said...

Have a great trip...

Jackie said...

You lucky girl. Have a fantastic trip!!!

Happy TT :)

Renee said...

sounds like a wonderful trip! I'm so excited for you.

with all your travels I thought of a way to promo your book...have excerpts of it printed and bound with info for buying the book in them...then leave them around the airports. hopefully more copies get picked up and read than tossed.

Renee said...

I have a book about the Anne Frank House. Looking at the diagram of the house, I have to wonder about how they set things up. Peter was in the atic by himself...why couldn't the Franks live there all together? Put Peter with the Dentist and Peter's parents in the room the Franks had? Just wondering.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Belgian chocolate and waffles... yes of course it's the Woman drooling and not me! I'm a chocolate point--what use do I have for Belgian chocolates?

Goofy Girl said...

I bet you're going to have such a great time :D

The Bumbles said...

I think you should partake in the legal drugs ;0)

Our friends visited Amsterdam for a music festival a year or two ago and loved the city. They didn't have as much time to see all the sites but what they did see they said was beautiful. And the people were friendly in their travels.

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Still jealous!

Nicholas said...

The Anne Frank house is much smaller than most people imagine. It's very poignant to see the movie star photos torn out of magazines still on the wall where Anne glued them.

And the Red Light area is fun. And such an enlightened example of treating the oldest profession.

Janet said...

I was driving around the area I lived at in Japan one day with my friend and her 6 year old daughter, when we stumbled across a HUGE cultivated field of tulips. They went on for miles and it was just so amazing :)

Lazy Daisy said...

I'm sooo jealous! I've been to Amsterdam, be sure to take Jim to the Diamond cutting center. They let you play with all kinds of rings, bracelets etc.