Adventures in Europe

Monday, January 08, 2007

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! (Happy New Year)

The holidays have been really nice. I had 2 weeks off of school and even though I don't go to school that much to being with, it was still nice to have a break...haha. But Christmas was really nice even though I was far away from home. The day after Christmas, me and Chris and Meredith drove to Paris for 4 days. New Year's was insane here in Groningen. They do billions of fireworks here and all of them would be illegal in Utah! It was madness everywhere with fireworks all over the place! I was actually a little afraid for my life. But it was fun. Here are some pics from the past few weeks.Me making cookies!Me and Meredith on Christmas Eve at Chris's house with his family and the missionaries.De Zendelingen! The missionaries. Elder Peterson on the left (from Vernal), and Elder Stiles from Orem.This is me playing the Dutch game "Shulen" I don't know how to spell it but it's really fun and I was concentrating. This is on New Year's Eve. I just lit some sparklers because everyone else is so crazy about the fireworks, and they like to light them, so I was happy with my sparkler just watching the madness.
Right after midnight we all toasted and then everyone gives each other 3 kisses on each cheek and says, "Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!"

Some of the fireworks. This isn't even an idea of how crazy it was.Jenny lighting some fireworks. She was so nuts about them, she loved them!

Me and Chris went to Amsterdam (again) because I had been a lot, but I hadn't been to any museums, so we saw the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum (Dutch national museum with a lot of Dutch history and works by Rembrandt), and last but not least, the Sex Museum!
It's Amsterdam, what do you expect? We had to go and it was really funny.
Pictures from the Sex Museum.
Me in the Red Light District...not really, this was just inside the Sex Museum, but we did go to the Red Light district later that night and it was pretty interesting...The only picture I got to take inside the Van Gogh museum. It was definitely my favorite musuem.
This is Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and I got to see it at the Van Gogh museum! It was a really cool picture and I got a copy of it for myself.
This is the Rijksmuseum. Me in front of the Rijksmuseum.
A cute little statue of Cupid inside the Rijksmuseum.


Blogger Jenny said...

I know...I really love firework! was really fun! We miss you 'xxx' Jenny...Who is still waiting for new firework!

8:24 AM  

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