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I'm baaack!!
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Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 06:53:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi everybody, I'm back from my Holland trip!
Still in the middle of the first ( or second ?? ) jetlag though..
I think I missed at least two nights of sleep over the last couple of days, but my trip was great!
Made lots of pics which I will put online on my website one of these days. No "Holland pics"; only family pics.

Here is the last pic we took at Amsterdam airport just before I left. Both my sisters came to say goodbye:

Happy New Year to all my friends here at Kountry Life!


DD    Posted 12-31-2004 at 17:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad to hear you had a nice visit with your family Gerrit and that you're back home safe and sound to Patria. Nice lookin family you have there too : )

JFB    Posted 12-31-2004 at 10:55:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome home! Enjoyed the pictures.. When I saw the picture of you and your dad, I had a moment of deja vu.. Your dad looks so much like my dad looked...

~Lenore    Posted 12-31-2004 at 10:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome home!

I remember that airport;
I had a 40 minute lay over there once
on a very long trip.

Willy-N    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:53:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you had fun. It seems the only time I take a airplane trip now it is because of a emergency or someone passed on. It would be different to take a flight just for fun! Mark H.

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 09:05:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
The occassion was good, but the flight was not...
It took me 18 hours from door to door to get there and 24 hours from door to door to get back home again. Yesterday I had a two hour delay in Atlanta and the transfer time was longer than on the trip out in order to be able to clear customs and go through immigration..
I didn't sleep at all on the flights ( normally I can sleep but all flights but the first one from San Juan to Atlanta were packed and it seems they reduce the space between the rows every year..)

But hey, I'm not complaining - it was great!

Bob/Ont    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:38:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Back Gerrit, Happy New Year to everyone down there and in Holland too.
Later Bob

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 09:06:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Bob!
I'll pass your Happy New Year wishes on to the folks back in Holland!

Happy New Year to you and your family too!

Alias    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:13:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip and that you made it back home, safe and sound. Lookinf forward to seeing more of your pictures. Happy New Year to You and Patria.

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:39:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
O.K. one more before I go take a looong nap :-)

Here's my dad and me:

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:16:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Alias!

This weekend I'll be putting like 80 pics online on my own website - will post the link here, so everybody interested can go there..

Happy New Year!

tacon1    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:07:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you're back safe and sound, Gerrit. Sounds like you had a great time.

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:20:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh yes, it was great!
Didn't see my family for three years, so you can imagine how good it was too see everybody again!

I sure wish I would have had more time to spend there..
Next time I'll stay like two, three weeks and Patria will go with me. But then it has to be summer over there :-)

bob ny    Posted 12-31-2004 at 07:52:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
welcome back glad to hear you enjoyed the trip
don't forget to tell patria that most of all you missed her

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 08:12:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's the first thing I told her and believe me, she knows!

Grove r    Posted 12-31-2004 at 07:19:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to have you back, Gerrit...welcome home, you have been missed, greatly...hi to Patria...have a good one R.E.L.

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 07:32:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Grove r!

It's good to be back! Had a great time over there!!

seahag    Posted 12-31-2004 at 07:44:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome home...

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 07:45:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, seahag!

toolman    Posted 12-31-2004 at 09:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
good to hear your back gerrit, your dad and sisters look great, glad you enjoyed your visit , catch ya later .

Patria    Posted 12-31-2004 at 09:57:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today I'm busy again..this time to help 'titi'[aunt]Luisa and uncle Toņo clean their house, I told you before they live across from us. She makes a HUGE deal out of getting her home 'ready' for New Years Eve. I took her shopping a couple of weeks ago for new shower curtains, towels, and mats for the bathrooms. Also bought table cloths, for the dinning table and kitchen table, kitchen towels and the whole nine....So today we are cleaning and changing the old stuff for the new ones. I gave her kitchen a VERY nice cleaning. Now I'm going back there to do the bathrooms and dress'em up in the new attires..

Gerrit is taking a nap now. He brought me two new Holland calendars, some cheese:-), the magazines I asked him to buy for me, the newspapers, and my favorite perfume. I'm sure I'm forgetting something, though...


Happy New Year everybody!!

PS: did you all notice how much Gerrit and his dad look alike?

toolman    Posted 12-31-2004 at 11:02:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats the first thing i thought when i seen the picture of them together is how much they looked alike .

Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:27:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey toolman!

Good to see you again! You an Mrs. toolman allright? Did she fully recover from the accident?

Like you read, my trip was great!
I think I passed over the place where you were born - saw lots of snow over eastern Canada from the plane..

Here's another picture, these two are my daughter, Regien (18) and my son, Floris Jan (16).

toolman    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:31:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
your daughter is beautiful and your son is a handsome young man you are a very lucky fellow.

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