On our visit to Maastricht several years ago we spent the first day in the city itself and then headed out of town to a Landaal Holiday Park located close to the small town of Vaals.
Almost as soon as the suitcases had hit their various bedroom floors, the kids were begging to go to the indoor swimming pool on site.
I sorted out the rest of their clothes whilst Himself took them to the pool.
I intended to start a simple pasta dinner and told Himself it would be pretty much ready by the time they got back but I was a bit tired from the mornings walk and thought I’d take a short rest on the bed first.
Good intentions are wonderful but of course I fell asleep and was only woken by Little Mr’s usual loud entrance after their swim.
We quickly changed the plan and decided to eat at the on site restaurant.
Little Mr was delighted and headed for the “kinder buffet” which is where you order the children’s menu and get to take a plate to the special kid buffet bar where fries, chicken nuggets (his favourite, but barred at home), apple sauce, ice-cream and poffetjes are on offer.
Kiwi Daughter got adventurous with some tomato soup but diverted to less healthy food later as she adds fries to her order. Himself goes for a cheese fondue and I, thinking that this area is well known for it’s culinary skills, and we are close to Germany, order a schnitzel. I was disappointed that the promise that the anticipation generated wasn’t fulfilled in reality by a stunning meal, it was perfectly edible but definaitely not the culinary wonder that I’d been hoping for. Little Mr. however seemed to get the deal of the day: his meal in the under-12’s menu included unlimited returns, including the ice-cream cones! His kill-joy parents put a limit of one top up on this which he contested with disgust, but in the end he ate so much before desert that he had trouble even to finish the first ice-cream!