Memories of Two Hollands

When I write about Holland I have to write about two Hollands. Let me explain:

We probably wouldn’t have named our 6 lb. bundle of joy after the European country of Holland if we hadn’t been living in it. Born in The Hague, on a typical Dutch wet and windy day, in what seems to be only five years ago, this week Holland the daughter started her senior year of high school. Five years ago in real time we did return Holland to Holland for a visit. Her younger sister and her parents got to go along.

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The tulips at Keukenhof Gardens were a good trade off to riding bikes

Holland (the daughter) broke her collarbone a few days before our trip, so we had to cancel the bike riding tour we had planned. We did get to visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse.

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Goofing off in Delft

The above kind of behavior was probably safer on foot than on bikes anyway.

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Dutch pannekoeken: Both a favorite thing about Holland and a favorite thing of Holland's

Dutch Pannekoeken are huge. Both girls took quite a liking to pannekoeken and were impressed that restaurants in Holland had their own extra large plates to serve them on.

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Plates completely cleared of giant Dutch Pannekoeken

Their parents were impressed by just how much pannekoeken two little girls could eat.

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For a little variety both daughters also enjoyed lots of hot chocolate

In addition to eating large Dutch pancakes, they drank copious amounts of hot chocolate met slagroom (with whipped cream). Quickly they learned to order pretty much everything met slagroom.

Five years later met slagroom and pannekoeken remain the indisputable favorite language acquisitions.

No surprises there.

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Margo Millure currently lives on the South Carolina coast. She is a writer/photographer, builder of Genesis websites and the founder of Travel Belles. Her writing and website building business site is Belle Writer. Learn more about her at www.MargoMillure.com.
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Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE this post, Margo!! Your daughters are gorgeous and have marvelously mischievous, twinkly eyes. :-) Wonder where they got those from? ;-)

  2. josephine says

    Not only is Holland a great name, but I’m so glad to see other people photographing their food while traveling, and I love the idea of seeing the world as a child – I wish I had!
    Great post!