Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day

Monday, 25- May-2020 - Veghel - There are more souls to remember this year.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Mask Making Day 3

Tuesday, 14-April-2020 - Veghel - Made two more masks today for Marij. Used a different design (photo). I used 50-in nylon cord instead of elastic. pics (20)

Monday, April 13, 2020

Mask Making Day 2

Monday, 13-April-2020 - Veghel - Made my second mask today. Learned how to make bias tape using straight pins (photo). pics (11)

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Covid-19 Mask-making on Easter

Sunday, 12-April-2020 - Veghel - It's Easter sunday. there were only a few people with the Pope today, and there were only three people at church in Amelith, but the message was clear. I made my first covid-19 mask today. pics (27)
St. John Amelith Sunday 12- April-2020

4M: Mid-Michigan Mask Makers

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hopeful Sunrise

Sunday, 22-March-2020 - Veghel - The strong sunlight on the other side of the bedroom shade was waiting to get in. These pigeons welcomed me when I went upstairs to get a better view. With all my worry about Corona, I was suddenly at peace with the Lord.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Fun-on-Wheels Pietertocht

Sunday, 23-June-2019 - Oirschot - Pieter was our guide today.  The route took us along the Wilhelminakanaal (photo). Thirteen skaters, one bicyclist, and one moped rider. We were good for 36 km. pics (45)

gps-tracked route

Friday, June 14, 2019

Air Force 2019

Friday, 14-June-2019 - Volkel Air Base - I road my bike to see all there was to see on the first day of the Luchtmachtdagen 2019. There I met EurofighterTyphoon fighter pilot and narrator of the Spanish Air Force Solo Demonstration, Lt Marcos Delgado.
pics (659)

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fun-on-Wheels Skating in Eindhoven

Sunday,14-April-2019 - Eindhoven - It froze last night, so I had to dress warm. I met Frans, Mieke, and Maria at the carpool. We loaded up and headed for the Ikea meeting point in Eindhoven. There we met Carlijn, Ria, and Yvonne. The route took us into the center of the city past the Philips Stadion (photo). We were good for 29 km. pics (67).
gps-tracked route

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Blauw-Geel Champions

Sunday, 20-May-2018 - Veghel - My nephew Gilbert (photo) and his team Blauw Geel '38/Jumbo 12 became league soccer champions today when they beat Heeswijk 5 5-1.  They had two more games to play, but they could no longer be touched.  I got to the stadium just before half-time--much too late to see Gilbert's opening goal.  He was substituted at halftime, and he had already showered when the final whistle was blown.  The celebration started right after the trophy was presented to the team captain.  pics (124)

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Vat-Oe-Fiets 2018

Thursday, 10-May-2018 - Veghel - In addition to being my son-in-law Aaron's birthday, it's Ascension Day and the 50th Vat-Oe-Fiets (grab your bike) bicycle tour.  It's a tradition in Veghel.  Saw a lot of smiling faces.  Video-chatted with my grandson Logan in Nova Scotia along the way.  He had an important question to ask me.  It was great to be alive and outside today!  This year the route took us through the Maashorst Nature Reserve (photo).  If I hadn't missed a turn, I wouldn't have seen a glider fly overhead and land, and a field worker wave back to me.  Magnificent route, magnificent weather!  Thanks to all the volunteers who made this wonderful day happen.  I was good for 62 km (including getting to and from the starting point, and missing a turn).  pics (174)
gps tracked route