Hiking Around Schillingen Germany

June 23, 2020 1 comment

We hiked today across farmland and forests, on a mostly marked trail for about 5 & 1/2 hours, but over an hour of that was at a pub for lunch. My watch tells me we did about 26000 steps.

2020 Volkswagen e-Golf

June 20, 2020 3 comments

We are now the proud owners of an all-electric car! Our 2020 VW e-Golf in a metallic blue with pretty much all the fun features we can get. For us, it is a 2-seater, because as Piper is demonstrating, the back will probably always be set up for the dogs.

Notice the VW emblem in the back lifts up when in reverse, because that’s where the backup camera is located.

Lorie got to drive it out of the dealer’s showroom, which was the first time we drove the car. We drove others to test, but not this specific one since it was in storage somewhere until the day we picked it up.

North Amsterdam

June 13, 2020 Leave a comment

We checked out North Amsterdam today and discovered a number of cute neighborhoods and open space. We might need to check out the dog parks there one of these weekends. It’s much less crowded than our neighborhood.

Amsterdam Wildlife

Pontoon Boat in Amsterdam

May 29, 2020 1 comment

Sights of Amsterdam

Composting in Amsterdam: The Worm Hotel

May 10, 2020 2 comments

In various neighborhoods in Amsterdam, you can bring your plant scraps to these community composting bins. The city sets them up, and they’re limited to a certain number of neighbors; all of whom are given the combination to the padlock to add to it. Although it looks like anyone could open the bottom to pull out the ready-to-use compost.

This one is near a park we bring the dogs too on weekend mornings, Saraphatipark. The city considers it full at 26 households using it.

The city seems to partner with Wormenhotel (worm hotel), which helps a number of cities in the Netherlands install and manage 108 of these things around the country.

No boats in the canals

May 4, 2020 1 comment
Or at least there are no boats motoring around the canals. It’s one of the quarantine efforts in Amsterdam.

Busby the Poodle

Saturday In The Park

April 25, 2020 1 comment
We left the house at 7am to avoid others on our long walk to a park. The walk is about 10,000 steps so combine that with throwing a ball or stick, the dogs should be calm for the day.
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