Nose in the butter

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Mill on the path
Breakfast at the B & B was a leisurely one, as our energy levels are dropping. Chuck found a battery charger for his camera so we can look forward to more camera stops today if we all gang up on the leader.
Another day of sunshine - and we are counting 3 days in a row. . . And the boys are up to 20???  We learned an Dutch expression recently that translated is " Have one's nose in the butter", and we had that kind of day today.  The ride began at a leisurely pace as the temperatures moved up to the 80's.  We started at the Ijsseldijk which goes along the Ijssel river (which turns into the Rhein river in Germany.  We stopped for coffee at a nice outdoor cafe and also enjoyed some applecake.  Our light gourmet lunch was on a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the Ijssel.  The food was sooo good, a step above our usual lunch joints.  However, it seemed a bit strange to be eating at a white table cloth in biking clothes!  We arrived at our hotel at 4pm after passing by the Palace Het Loo (one of the Queen's palaces).  Today is laundry day, so we will all be smelling sweet again tomorrow!! We plan to explore the Palace and dine outdoors in Apeldoorn tonight.

Ride:  Zwolle - Zalk - Ijsel - Twello - Hoog Soeren - Apeldoorn 
cyclists says:
Glad to hear that my husband is intact. I am too, although my luggage was lost briefly and returned when notified in a sound sleep. Sounds like everyone is enjoying the food, wine, and each other. What better vacation could anyone want?! I'm sure you'll all be disappointed when the adventure is over. Peace. Jean
Posted on: Sep 12, 2008
nancygrace says:
Sounds a though you are having a wonderful time--butter in the face sounds great--we all love butter!!! Hi to everyone! Nancy PS It's been rainy and cloudy here.
Posted on: Sep 11, 2008
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Mill on the path
Mill on the path
Ready to ride!
Ready to ride!
Gourmet lunch
Gourmet lunch
Afternoon ride
Afternoon ride
Palace het Loo
Palace het Loo
Apeldoorn
photo by: johanhoogstad