Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Wandering around a fortified city...
Dave, N5 and I spent the night in Naarden, a small city 20 km outside of Amsterdam. 20 minutes by train. We stayed at Orly's Bed and Breakfast - which was delightful, had a great date at Good Date Chinese restaurant in the city center, and best of all, we walked the entire perimeter of the city. (Looking at the picture above, you see the star-shaped city. Moving outward from the city is a body of water and then a curvier "ring" that goes around the outside, lined with trees. That's where we walked. It took us about two hours to get all the way around.) It was heaven for all three of us. The sun was out, the air was crisp and clean, there were lots of other dog friends to be met (even one that looked a lot like Senna), and the wooded trail couldn't have been more spectacular.
As you can tell by the first picture, Naarden is no ordinary place. Established in the 14th century, Naarden is the only remaining fortified city in Europe. Some are lucky enough to spy this city outside an airplane window coming or going from Holland.
We couldn't tell who enjoyed this mini-vacation most...the humans or the canine. What do you think?