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June 15, 2015

Checking In And Getting Ready To Check Out Early…

Filed under: Accomodation,Nijmegen,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Back in October 2014, and having arrived at our hotel, the Golden Tulip Hotel Val Monte just outside of Nijmegen, we go to find our room and get checked in.

It’s going to be an interesting stay because we check in half way though the evening, have a very early start tomorrow morning,  several different hospital tests and appointments and then a several hour trip back to the Hague.

Hopefully we will be arriving back just as the kids arrive home from school.

Of course we have child care made plans so that if we are running late for any reason, then we don’t have two stranded parent-less waifs left on the doorstep, and whilst we tossed up if these extra arrangement would be necessary, we finally concluded that Life usually runs more or less to Murphy’s Law… i.e. if you hadn’t made plans then something will happen to make you wish you had, and if you did make plans then probably you won’t ever need them. In a basic effort to be responsible parents we went the extra mile and of course arranged a back up plan. Once in our hotel room we get to sort of unpack and pack at the same time… Well that’s my idea at least because I like sleeping in as long as possible and hate packing last minute early in the morning (when I’m still 90% asleep).

Himself on the other hand rises with the larks, in all seasons, work days and holidays and wouldn’t mind the entire packing procedure to take place at the crack of dawn. Pretty much as soon as I have the suitcase in the room I find a solution:  I sort out what I need for bed, then lay out clothes and toiletries for tomorrow morning, put the appointment papers on the top, and then all that needs to be done tomorrow after my shower is to shove my night stuff in the bag after I am dressed and I’ll be good to go.

That’s the plan.  In fact the whole organisational stuff takes me ten minutes and during that time Himself has discovered that if we hurry up then we can be one of the restaurants last customers before the hotel kitchen closes for the evening. Perfect! Time therefore to see what’s on the menu in this part of the country…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

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