Oct 14, 2006 06:00 PMVisiting Valkenburg with Marianne and Erik-Part 1
Sunday the 15th of October 2006 is very special to me. That is the day I experienced the true spirit of being a globosapien. Little did I know when my flight landed in Schipol that I would be visiting this most beautiful place of the Limburg province, "The Valkenburg"and also that I would be meeting a fellow globosapien in real!!
Not carrying a camera is disadvantage ofcourse, but I felt I could see more with real eyes and paid more attention to this excellent family.
It was a 2.5 hrs drive from Putten to Valkenburg. Erik spotted me at the train station, which was our rendevouz point.
Oct 14, 2006 06:00 PMVisiting Valkenburg with Marianne and Erik - Part 2
Erik lead us through this nice little town, where we first visited the 'Gemeentegrot or the towncave'. Cold and dark inside but circumventing a bygone civilization, animal world and fossil facts, that was a nice experience inside the caves.
We went on for a nice little walk through the woods and spent few minutes at the castles. Pan cake and Beer was great in one of the local eating places. It was a shopping day for the town so we had to find a way through the busy streets.
We went up the ruins of the Valkenburg castle reading the stories of what it was when it was once alive.
Oct 14, 2006 06:00 PMVisiting Valkenburg with Marianne and Erik-Part 3
We were done with the trip with a nice coffee. What a day it had been, weather was great and the company was even more great (I am not speaking for Marianne though:)).
We drive together to Erik&Marianne's house and I stopped briefly before hitting the road.
This is going to be fresh in my memory for a long time to come.
The trip also made me to start think about...when a fellow globo visits Hyderabad and I get to know...would I be as kind to offer guidance and give him/her few hours!!!! I guess I would otherwise I did not learn much today.