Thursday, February 9, 2012

Off the Beaten Path

One of the wonderful things about getting to move to another country is the opportunity to step out of the touristy areas. Trust me, I’m all about the Eiffel Tower and I can’t wait to see Big Ben, but who would have ever thought I would be walking down country paths in Holland.  

As part of the International women’s group I joined, there are many different activities a person can join. I have many favorites but I’ll start with my walking group. Just a group of women who all enjoy a nice walk outside in most any weather, looking at the beautiful sights around them. Led by our fearless leader, Wendy, we all set out with coats, mittens, hats and scarves ready to see the beauty of this wonderful country. We choose a different location every time and always end with a nice lunch together. Sometimes, even a little shopping comes into play after that. During the nice weather months, dogs of all shapes and sizes join in the fun. They even enjoy a lunch or water bowl out as well.

I really enjoy getting to know the other women better and also enjoy getting to see so many places I normally would not travel to. There are so many different walking trails in Holland or even just city streets to walk up and down looking through windows of shops. I guess if you’re putting one foot in front of the other, you are at least out there enjoying life to the fullest potential.


  1. Life is good in the Netherlands..
    I'm with you Lisa, there is so much to enjoy. We're pretty lucky aren't we??