Pick up at Schiphol

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Christmas decorations

Toda the girls and I went to pick up Merv (ice4swervin) from Schiphol. I hadn't told the girls what we were doing, only that we were going for a train ride which was enough excitement for them! They love travelling by whatever means of transport...

When we got to Schiphol they still didn't realise why we would be there, they just enjoyed seeing everything especially because of all the Christmas decorations! We bought some balloons to welcome Merv back (they can't read Englsih so they still had no idea) and slowly walked to the gate. Reagan finally realised that we might be picking up someone but still had no idea it would be her dad!

The gate Merv was arriving at was very busy. There was a chartered plane expected from Istanbul and there were crowds of people waiting for friends and family to arrive. You couldn't even see the gate and people coming off other planes could hardly get through. The thing I found quite scary is that there were police and security with large guns hanging around as well. I don't know if this is standard procedure or whether it had anything to do with this group but it didn't feel very comfortable...

When Merv finally made his way through the crowd the girls were extatic, it was great to see. We then had some dinner at Burger King and got the train back to Meppel. Jordan fell asleep almost immediately, Reagan didn't sit still for the entire journey...

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Christmas decorations
Christmas decorations
Cops and security at the arrival g…
Cops and security at the arrival …
Christmas tree
Christmas tree
Merv and the girls
Merv and the girls
Schiphol
photo by: Paulovic