I have returned safe and sounds from The Netherlands.  What a wonderful holiday!  There was so much to see and do and relatives to visit!  I loved Amsterdam!  Such a beautiful, old, special city, filled with bikes and people and fresh herring (their version of street meat, so yummy!).  Among the many things we saw, I think my favorite part of Holland was all the bikes!!  Holland realy knows how to 'do' biking.  There are special lanes for cyclists, even special traffic lights.  They have all the tourist trained not to walk in the bike lane or they will get mowed down.  Everything is flat, so you don't really need gears (granny bikes gallore!) and no one wears a helmet.  Here are images of a few sweet rides.  More images of the holiday in the days to come!