"The soul is the truth of who we are."
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

HOME FROM AMSTERDAM......................................




Arrived home at 9:00 p.m. last night.....and went right to sleep...


Just a little post today with a little trivia...
There are over 800,000 people living in the city of Amsterdam with 1.5 million bikes.  Everywhere you turn...bikes, bikes and more bikes.


I believe they are some of the healthiest people on the planet.  Sometimes I wish we in America would follow suit and rid ourselves of these gas guzzling cars and jump on our bikes!

Have a beautiful day....will post again as soon as I am recovered from my travels.

much love,

Jo







13 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed Amsterdam. I wish America was built in such a way that riding a bike was accessible. Unfortunately we didn't build up the same way as Europe, with everything centered around a town square setting, but hopefully the revitalization taking place all over America will help to change that.

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  2. wow! so many more bikes than people? But yes! I too wish we would do the same here. That is one small reason I don't travel much anymore, it is so shameful to me to see how un enlightened Americans are, to see so many simple but grand improvements in other countries, so much we could be doing here that the EU countries have mastered and it hurts to come back here and get into cars again and have only large chain stores etc, and so much less in gardens and fresh foods. sigh!......but WELCOME BACK JO !

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  3. I agree on the bike riding. I LOVE My BIKE . I should ride it more. I call mine MINI PEARL LOL i love a good ride on the seawall. I love all the pics that you posted. Just beautiful.

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  4. Welcome home. New York is turning to a city of bikes now. The bike rental program has started out with a bang. Trouble is, the bike riders are more dangerous for pedestrians than the automobile drivers. Bike riders don''t believe they have to obey the traffic laws. I remember one time I was crossing at the light and one was bearing down on me, planning on going right through the light. When I stopped and stepped back he skidded on his breaks because he had veered to go behind me. Had the nerve to yell at me that I should have just kept on walking. Well, should have stopped for the light.
    Mary

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  5. Welcome home! A cycling culture would be better for us in terms of physical health and environmental health, it's true. Even financial health. But it's only truly feasible in small, compact cities/countries.

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  6. GREAT pictures. I agree- we are not a very physically fit nation. Can't wait to hear more about your trip- xo Diana

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  7. Welcome home, Jo! I love Amsterdam, but my bike-boy, Rick, REALLY fell in love with it, with all those bikes. He probably puts less than 5,000 miles a year on his car unless he is driving for vacation distance (We're headed to Nashville for the trade show, then Mississippi to see his son next month; that'll do it1). The rest of the time, he rides the bike. (Or walks) Rick should have been a European -- he'd fit right in. Riding one kind of freaks me out, but I suspect if I lived in that environment, I'd suck it up and pedal to the medal! Hope your jet lag levels out soon. I'm very eager to see more of your photos and hear more of your trip!

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  8. Oh, I'm looking forward to your posts on your trip! That's so great that these people believe in their heath and the health of their country! We should follow suit!

    Get some rest!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Welcome home my friend, can't wait to see and hear all about it! Funny, we never shared this before you left, but my great grandparents and my grandma come from Amsterdam! Wonder if some of my blood line own one of those bikes... :) Sleep well....

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  10. Gosh, it's been a long time I was here.
    Hope you got over Jet lag and the trip was great. yvonne

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  11. Welcome home, dear Jo! I hope your trip was fantastic...Amsterdam is magical...
    Love and blessings,
    - Irina

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  12. Jo,
    I just wanted to thank you for the card you sent me, I appreciate the thoughtfulness.

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