Leavin' on a Jet Plane
Part of: The Great European Road Trip
We've had a great few days in Amsterdam and are so excited to head home in the morning!! We're really glad we chose to fly out of Amsterdam Schiphol - it's an excellent airport. It has always worked smoothly on our previous visits and there are lots of great shops and restaurants to wander around. We've already checked in electronically and scoped out our departure point, so here's hoping everything goes as well as we expect it to tomorrow!
Or one of these. Our flight is jointly operated by KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) and NWA (Northwest) so it could be either one. We do know it's an Airbus A330, which is on the small side for a transatlantic flight but we like that.
Our room is as small as expected, but it is so well designed that it's not claustrophobic. It comes with lots of fun gadgets, including a nice flat-screen TV with about 60 channels and free movies! We also have a Philips "Moodpad", a hand-held touch-screen gadget that controls the TV, music, blinds, lighting (available in many colors), and temperature. David loves it.
Aside from entertaining ourselves in our hotel and at the airport, we've also found time to do some last-minute packing and take the train into Amsterdam for an afternoon.
Street in the Red Light District, with Bulldog "coffee shop" up ahead. We walked through here on our way to revisit the Oude Kerk, which is in the heart of the district (and no longer functions as a church). We didn't linger long, as it's all rather seedy and we did enough gaping at the women in the windows on our last visit.
And thus concludes my final blog post from the Europe Tour 2008! It will be good to be home.