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Monday, June 17, 2013

[Snapshots] Summer is on its way

Another fun, action packed weekend has passed and here we are, back to Monday once again. Now that the weather is finally shaping up (yay!) we've been taking my Dutchman's boat out as much as possible. As in, week night boat rides, boating through the canals, boating to the IJ flea market, boating through the countryside...in general we're boating all the time. Sometimes even a few times a week!

Simply put, I live for warm(er) weather, sunshine makes me feel alive! Plus, boat rides always seem to  turn into a wild adventure on the boat and those summer memories can't be beat. I'm constantly snapping pictures to capture each fleeting moment (or sunset, ice cream cone, cute bike, tasty beer, etc) especially because this time of year is filled with few heartfelt 'good-byes' to very dear friends.

There's something special about Holland finally thawed out from winter's frost. Morning breaks earlier, the sun sets later and all the while it seems that time flies by faster even with the extra hours of sunlight!  I'd like to issue the pollen a 'cease and desist' order as it makes sneeze like crazy but it still won't keep me from going outside on a lovely day. And am I the only one who is amazed we're already in mid-June!? Oh my. Blogging has been on my back burner lately, there are just too many fun distractions to tend to but here's a bit of what I've been up to the last few weeks...

Riding bikes is much more fun in the sunshine. Plus, Rijksmuseum bike tunnel has finally reopened!

Bargain hunting at the NDSM Werf flea market where I ate a very unique pancake and bought a vintage 35mm camera made in East Germany. I can't wait to snap some pictures and get the film processed! 

Lots and lots (and lots!) of Mexican food.
It's becoming a (multi)weekly occurrence and the only way to go is homemade! 

Sunny days in Vondelpark. Finally!

A day trip to The Hague.

So many boating adventures!
Good friends, bluegrass songs, sunshine, beers and lovely Amsterdam as our background...
who could ask for more?! Boating is such a special part of my life in Amsterdam. 


Life is good and summer is on its way! I'm excited for more boat rides, sunshine and adventures plus, music festivals, picnics, camping, food festivals, day trips out of the city and so much more!
Feel free to follow along with me on instagram (@lilywanderlust)

What are you looking forward to this summer?

9 comments:

  1. yay for boating, bluegrass and kazoos! lol

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    1. Man oh man, that was THE BEST day, bluegrass and kazoos are now boat ride essentials!

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  2. wow vondel park looks stunning!

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    1. Vondelpark definitely becomes a bit more magical in the summertime!

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  3. Anonymous17.6.13

    There better be summer sunshine one of these days for a boatride for me, too!

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  4. Great pictures! We're heading into winter where I am in Australia at the moment :( So jealous you're enjoying summer!

    x

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    1. Hi Kelsey, thanks for stopping by! I've love to visit Australia one day and have a feeling that your winter is much nicer than ours haha! :)

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  5. i found you! gorgeous blog. what a fun way to connect.

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    1. YAY! I love that you have a blog too!

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