On Saturday, we hopped the train and headed 50 minutes away to the wonderful city of Utrecht. It is described as one of the nation's oldest cities....it seems that there are quite a few of those nearby! The canals in Utrecht are different from the rest in country. They are down below the street level and lines with small walkways with warehouses, homes, and restaurants. We took time to walk around the town, taking in the beautiful sights and stores (our favorite store was one that sold Willy Wonka candies! Bill got his craving for SweetTarts fulfilled), and then went on a canal boat tour. We continued to window shop and Kayla made the only purchase of the day - she bought a new field hockey stick for when her season starts up in November. Afterwards, we walked up to a popular restaurant and had some drinks while sitting right above the canal on a bridge. The scenery and atmosphere was amazing in this small province.
Utrecht's old canal
The view from our pit-stop for beverages
You buy it, you carry it! Kayla toting around her new field hockey stick.