Sunday, November 15, 2015

Candy's Return to Maastricht, The Netherlands

We took the train up (north) to Maastricht on Sunday morning (about 20 miles).  Although I have probably been to Maastricht about 15 times during the past 17 years, Candy had not been back since we lived there for 7 months in 2006 when I was on a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Maastricht.  So, we invited Jos and Marian Lemmink for lunch on the Vrijthof.
On a bridge over the Maas River, with the St. Servaasburg bridge (the oldest bridge in the Netherlands; circa 1200) in the background.
Candy, Marian and Jos Lemmink, and Dwayne (with another Tripel Karmeliet) on the Vrijthof in Maastricht
Afterwards we took the bus (still Bus Number 3) to Wolder to walk through our old neighborhood. On the street we met Ber and Ria Schrijnemeeckers...our former neighbors (across the street...which, as it turns out, is Belgium).  They invited us into their home for coffee and pie.
Ria, Dwayne, Candy, and Ber
We finished the day by walking to Lisa Bruggen's house (another colleague and co-author of mine) before we walked back to the Maastricht train station.  (Too bad Candy lost her Fit-Bit...she would have easily bested Mallory today!)

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