Utrecht – More than Stage 1!

Utrecht is on my mind (probably along with the rest of Nederland and the cycling world). I know, I know… it’s a BIG deal to host the start of the Tour de France! I don’t want to take away from the Aussie’s historical victory… but Utrecht is so much more …

Windmills & Selfies

      It’s  National Mill Day in the Netherlands this weekend so I’d like to honor it with sharing our attempts at selfies with windmills. Keep in mind it’s why they are called windmills… located in windy areas… so we have to embrace our wild hair in these selfies! …

Springtime in NL & the Rockies

It’s the first day of spring! Here in the Rockies the snow is melting, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming… oh wait I got a little ahead of myself about the birds and flowers! But, did I mention the snow is melting?! 🙂 Instead I’d like …

Green Card!

So…I start a blog that promises a daily dose (so maybe I bit off a little too much! 🙂 )… but I do have good reason for the month hiatus. My Dutch inspiration FINALLY GOT HIS GREEN CARD!! Yep, you heard that right…after years apart, mounds of paper work, and …

Amsterdam or New Amsterdam?

For the past 10 days I’ve been living in true Amsterdammer style – above a “coffee shop”! A couple of years ago that would have seemed so …well… novel, exciting, illegal…like I was really living on the edge! But now…since I live in the “New Amsterdam” (or formerly known as …

My Dutch Cow

I know…you all wish you had your own Dutch Cow! Ok…technically I don’t own her (I didn’t win a cow ski racing like Lindsey Vonn) but since my first visit to the Netherlands I claimed her as mine. I grew up in Iowa, so it’s not like I haven’t seen …

Hometown Restaurants-Iowa & NL

Crispy Hot Chicken Burger or Patty Melt…I wouldn’t be able to choose between my favorite home town restaurants Barnies Family or Villager Restaurant. If you grew up in Barneveld or Storm Lake (Dutchies-this is my hometown in Iowa)…these were the places to meet friends and now the comfort food we …

Broodje Gezond

My favorite Dutch lunch-a broodje gezond! I have eaten these all over the Netherlands-at lunch cafés, gas stations and my favorite at Intratuin! Best sandwich combo…isn’t the same at home without the Dutch cheese and bread! 🙂