Friday, May 3, 2013

Let's take the Ferry & Sneaky American Tourists #5!

3/5/2013

Bonjour mes amis!

We had the most gorgeous day here yesterday!  Hope there's many more ahead.

Today, I wanted to start telling you about our latest Visitors.  We were scheduled for a pick-up in The Netherlands.  Jewelius' Grandparents flew to Amsterdam one week in advance to tour around, and then we were to meet them at distant cousin, Nel's house.  (I wrote about visiting Nel last November, so what a treat to have a repeat visit)!  The Goal was to visit with Nel and her Parents, and then bring the Grandparents to France for a Visit!


Nel is such a wonderful Hostess.  One feels so welcome in her home, and she loves to share all the Dutch Treats, give Tours, and talk until the wee hours of the morning.


We arrived kind of late in the evening, so we enjoyed a little time talking with Jewelius' Grandparents, and then "hit the sack", since we had so much planned for the next day.

After a good night' sleep, we were off...to the Bakery to buy some Bread...


Yum!


So different than the French Bakeries...


Then, we were off to the Countryside...





To see the Original Land owned by Dr. J's Ancestors.  They were Ferrymen. They transported people across the Water, and if you know anything about The Netherlands...there's lots of water there.

Pay special attention in the next few photos...

See that House out there?


And see the Canal behind Jewelius' Grandparents?


And see this Awesome Ironwork?


Though the house is not the original house, this was the original site for the first of Dr. J's Family Tree!  Isn't that exciting?  The canal is where they ferried from, and the Ironwork piece is original, but has been kept on the Property over the years...


More views along the way...


But, there really is quite a story to tell about our day.  The Gentleman who currently owns the Home with the Ironwork, is no relation to my Hubby.  Infact, I'm sure of it, because he was the rudest man...didn't even want to let us take pictures of the Ironwork on the house, and came out to tell us so...mind you, we were standing on Public Property.  It didn't matter that we were descendents of the Original Family.  He did not want us taking pictures...

Well, that's no trouble for us "Sneaky American Tourists"!  Dr. J got the photo and all is well in the world!


Here's a Three Generation Family picture, that includes Cousin Nel!  We were definitely having a good time together...

How far can you go back in your Family Tree?  It sure is exciting to stand on original family land, and think about what it was like many generations ago...

Have a "Jewel" of a Day!
Jan

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