Den Ham – Day 1:
Now that it’s daylight we get to see what the rental house really looks like …. not too shabby. The owner advertised the rental as “Jeanette” …… curious to say the least.
It has 4 bedrooms (plus extra sleeping areas if required), 2 washrooms with showers, a fully stocked kitchen and a large common living area.
All the rooms (except washrooms) have flat screen TV’s. There is a patio with benches and table out front, and room for two parked cars. Perfect for the 7 of us!
Observation: It’s true, 12 -13 hours sleep does make a difference. We finally were all awake around 10:30am.
After we all had showers, we loaded into the two cars and headed to Ommen. A quick tour of some shops and then onto the restaurant “Flater (Ten & Drinkin)” – very good local Dutch food and drink.
After the meal, it was back to shopping …… such interesting items – the kids loved the toy store. Gerda had to get her raisin bread, then it was onto touring the windmill museum (which ironically) includes a real, operational windmill.
Very interesting to see the many things in the museum from 19th century schools, to WWll spitfire memorabilia, to old scientific demo models, to old dutch clothing.
After the museum tour, we went into the windmill for a tour of how it operates. Unfortunately, they turn the mill on and run every it only on Wednesday’s …… and we were there Thursday! When we got to the second level, to walk around the outside of the windmill, it started to pour. Reluctantly we left to visit the Tollhouse next door ….. and the rain stopped. Amazingly, rainbows are the same no matter where you travel.
Next stop we visited a castle, now used as an international school. Afterwards we invaded the relatives patio for more beverages. My how time flies when you have all the time in the world to drink.
Final stop of the day – “de Berk” restaurant for fine food and amazing desserts!
Stay tuned for more on day 2 ….. (the Matrix glitch appears to be fixed)
Den Ham – Day 2: