Sunday, March 27, 2016

Portugal and Holland March 24 - April 24 - Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – Final touches

We are about to begin another Litwiller adventure!  This one is not totally new.  It all began at least a year ago when Cal wanted to return to Holland to see the bulb fields in bloom. He has not been back to Holland in the spring, since we left in June 1975, after he taught in Holland for 3 years.   I, Rachel, returned to Holland in 2004, over spring break at the school where our daughter Cherie was teaching in Amsterdam.  But you can never get too much of the beautiful colors in the fields of tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, and the other spring blooming bulbs. I drove among the bulb fields several times that year.   

The bulbs begin blooming mid-March and continue to mid-May, each variety having its own season.  

After contacting our Dutch friends in Holland regarding the dates for flower parades and other activities, the dates were set.  However then our daughter came up with the idea that we should leave home early to join her in Portugal over her spring break.  She will be facilitating a workshop in Lisbon, Portugal in the middle of her spring break, thus the reason for spending spring break in Portugal. 

In April of 2004, Cherie and I spent another one of her spring breaks in Portugal and southern Spain.  Since that vacation I have wanted Cal to visit Portugal.  As of yet, this has not happened, but this may be the year! 

So here we are, tomorrow is Thursday, March 24, the day we have been working toward over the past 2-3 weeks. 

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