Amsterdam: Our Week In Pictures

Canal At Night

Week 26 of 52

We’re at the halfway point in our year-long adventure and we decided we’ve done enough talking (at least for this week)! We love this wonderful city; it has beauty and interesting buildings, canals, people and lifestyle everywhere, so this week we tell our story mostly in pictures. (Click on any photo for the complete slide show.)


First Amsterdam Dinner Party

Back row: Cathy, Sape, Sharene, Karin, Harrison. Front row: Hanneke, Frank, Connie, Brenda.

Of course our week would not have been complete without a dinner party! Being in one of the world’s most interesting cities is incredible, but sharing an evening here with friends makes it even more special. Our dear friend Cathy from San Francisco came to visit us this week after a week in Paris, and Brenda is here from Boston visiting her sister, Karin. We invited them along with Frank (see last week), his friend Hanneke, and Connie and Sape, who all live in Amsterdam. Most were strangers to each other when they came in the door; all were friends when the dinner party ended. It was a great way to end the first half of our adventure.

Aunt SueOne very sad note this week: Harrison’s Aunt Sue passed away Friday at the age of 94. Sue was the youngest sister of Harrison’s father and the last living relative of her generation on either side of Harrison’s family. We had a wonderful time with Sue and another family friend when they visited us on the Big Island back in 2002. We’ll miss you, Sue.

We’re settled into our Amsterdam apartment and getting comfortable with the city. Cathy’s visit ends on Tuesday and we’ll be on our own for several weeks until our next guests arrive.

A hui hou and tot ziens!

Harrison & Sharene