Peaches Prattlings

{June 24, 2017}   Amsterdam…Day Seven

Last day? What? I just got here! Well, it’s a busy day so let’s get started!

Breakfast at dad ahe LaLa’s hotel, then tickets purchssed and off to our first activity. Ever since EJS’ first Uber ride, I created an Uber monster! Now she wants to order an Uber pedi-cab!

We started our adventure at The Heineken Experience. It was great! And we know how I feel about beer! 

There was invention, taking chances, history, innovation, recognition, experimenting, excellence, family and so much more. 

We learned about the brewing and cooking process and that it takes about 28 days to beer! And that the foam actually protects the bubbles. I tasted it the wrong way and the right way, didn’t get any better! Ha ha.

We saw the stables, all of the horses are named after current and former owners and family members. One of the cooler parts of the tour was an interactive experience where you get to ‘be the beer ‘. You get to feel what it’s like to be the barely, when it gets wet, the mixture gets heated, shaken. A lot of fun, EJS’ favorite part. 

We even got to bottle our own beers in the end! Can’t show you mine yet! Everything made it safely!

After a nice lunch, we walked to the Museum Quarter, listened to some music and met the rest of the family. GES, ACS, MGS and EJS went on a canal cruise and dad and LaLa and I headed across the courtyard to The Van Gogh Museum. 

What an experience! I so love his work! The few pictures here are the ones snapped before being told no photos. 

It’s interesting, I’m so used to his older self portraits, especially the ones after he cuts off his ear,  his earlier self portraits were so moving, intense, there was so much promise and hope in his eyes. I wish I could have taken more photos to share with you. 

There were a few that were ‘out of the norm’, the Japanese influence, skulls, I loved the one of the skull with the cigarette, it tickled me, dad even got me a t-shirt!

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to go, truly wonderful. I have to thank my parents for instilling in me an appreciation and love of art. 

After the museum we met up with the family for some playground time, then on to a Dutch restaurant for dinner, a walk and head our respective hotel/apartments to pack, tomorrow we all fly back to reality. 

What a week its been. I’m so glad I got to spend it with my family. 


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