Thursday, March 7, 2013


The Amstel River exits Europe on the coast of Holland. The industrious Dutch (the people of Holland aka "The Netherlands") needed more land so they built a dam AT but not across the Amstel River. The place became known as Amsteldam which morphed to Amsterdam. The Dutch filled in behind the dam, and repeated the process over and over again until over half of their country is below sea level. Rollin and I took a day trip there, possible because our train went - according to my GPS and their ads - at 186 mph!  It took 3 hours total (including 5 stops) to cross France, Belgium, and Holland 

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