Monday, June 21, 2010
Arctic Circle Cruise!
Our vacation has finally arrived! We are going on a 12 night Arctic Circle Cruise, exploring the beautiful fjord country on the West coast of Norway, land of the Midnight Sun! We have spent the last two days in Amsterdam, catching up with Mark's parents, Anne and Jeff, who flew out from Phoenix to join us on the cruise. This is our second visit to Amsterdam, so our trip this time has been relaxing. After arriving Saturday afternoon, we had an entertaining walk around the town center, watching the city rejoice their country's World Cup match win against Japan. You know you are in a football-lovin' country when you exit the airport to the sight of a stadium-sized jumbo-tron with a bleacher section next to the taxi stand for people to sit and watch the match! The citizens dressed in bright orange made it fun to people-watch! Yesterday, we walked through one of Amsterdam's most famous museums, the Van Gogh museum. The four of us had a fun room service dinner last night, watching the World Cup and continuing our catch-up!
Today, we are packing up and heading to Amsterdam's cruise-ship port! I'm so excited for our "bon voyage!" I can't wait to check out the ship and explore Norway! Stay tuned for more cruise updates....