We left at 7:45 am, waited 15 minutes for the leaders of the California group-- they are giving Cali a bad name. Luckily for me they aren't from the LA area. Our morning tour was cool but dry. We saw an old Reformed Church where the Pilgrims prayed before leaving for America. It made me realize that our country's beginnings are from the freedoms that started in this city. It's pretty cool.
As the day progressed we were hit by periodic bouts of rain but most of the showers happened while we were on the bus. Only the Nebraska & Wisconsin groups toured a traditional windmill, cheese-making, clog-creating, old town where we got our second group pic. I'm planning to upload all my pics on photobucket once we get back for those interested. I was tempted to buy cheese but refrained & rewarded myself with chocolate. Our afternoon tour guide was from Texas. She gave a great sense of the city's history. She came here as a rotary scholar and fell in love w the city. You could tell she had a high regard for the history and the people. We are waiting at a coffee house for dinner and then going to Anne Frank's. Tomorrow we are off to Lubeck, Germany.