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IMG_0422I am seeped in history to the bone. Today I took myself on a walking tour of Maastricht using an old guide book someone had
IMG_0566recommended. I was just swept away by narrow alleys and bits of old wall and relics in churches.  Historian Dirk Jansen has shared all his theories and research about d’Artagnan. He’s taken me to city archives to look at old maps. We took a train to Paris and went to the war museum and looked at a special exhibit on the musketeers and talked with a French historian and curator IMG_0706he knows. Yesterday, I thought to have a quiet day and ended up seeing the American WWII soldiers’ cemetery maintained by the Dutch, then heard Bach’s Matthew’s Passion, then went to Dirk’s friend’s house and wonderful garden outside of town and ate her homemade soup.

My cup runneth over.

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5 responses to “full

  1. Beautiful! I’m so happy you are having such a rich time!

  2. how marvelous it all sounds.

  3. Carmela Nelson

    Karleen, Sounds Magnificent and awesome. So happy for you! Love you!

  4. Sounds like your cup is running over with wonderful soup as well as great times! You are making me think of my Dutch roots– I may grabs my clogs and head that way! Beautiful place and people.

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