Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Ethan and I at the start of our canal cruise
Chicken satay with peanut sauce
Our tour ended up back in Amsterdam mid-day. We wandered around some more, picked up our laundry, and had lunch at a great people-watching spot in another of Amsterdam’s many squares. More and more wandering and exploring, then we headed up to Centraal station to catch a canal boat for an evening wine and cheese tour.
Our tour was very nice. We saw all the major canal-side sights in Amsterdam,including the smallest house in Amsterdam and numerous beautiful buildings, both commercial and residential.
As the tour ended, it started to rain. Boy, was I glad I finally bought a rain-proof coat!! I have lived in Seattle for 13 years now, and did not have a waterproof coat until I bought one for this Europe trip. Ethan was not wearing his raincoat, and got a bit soaked, as did my legs. We hustled as quickly as we could back to our room, and changed into dry clothes and went to bed.