Last day in Amsterdam

Sorry, a little behind on the post, but yesterday was just a very relaxed day for us that then somehow ended too late to stay up and write. Yesterday was our sleep in day, Nd boy did us kids sleep in! We slept until almost 11 and got up to head to the pancake house across the road and off the canal. By pancakes they for sure meant crepes which were massive, oh and by bacon they mean ham.

After eating us kids wondered around for a while until we found the i Amsterdam sight, tried to look for two non existing book stores and then ended up back at the hotel for a little bit. After that we kinda just took time inside the hotel relaxing and the exploring outside. We went out to eat and did some shopping for everyone and then ended our afternoon with a late lunch, early dinner. Then dad and Cole headed back to the hotel and Laney, Dylan, mom and I headed to rent a addle boat. It was slightly hilarious and exhausting. And by exhausting I mean it looked exhausting watching Dylan and mom paddle. Also hilarious to watch the, try and figure out stealing the first minute or two and then hilarious to try and avoid the giant boats in the canals that we run by motors and not leg power. After that it was back to relaxing until I ran around later that night with the parentals. We got some coffees and really just wondered around and then ended at this place called Wok to walk. And boy was it delicious!! After that it was back to the room to pack up and get ready for our 7 hour train ride to Berlin today.

Oh and that’s all we did today was spend 7 hours on a train, but it was our last train ride of the trip. Kinda bitter sweet!

I AMsterdam

Today was our first full day in Amsterdam! We started the day with a two hour walking tour of Amsterdam. It was incredible to learn more about the history and also to have someone so familiar with the city show us all the top places. Our tour ended at the Anne Frank House. We weren’t able to go inside, because tickets sold out so quick! But still great to see. After that we went to their Ripleys believe it or not. We did a lot of walking and exploring and ended up eating lunch at Burger King! We also found a Dunkin Donuts!

After a lot of walking we headed back to the hotel to get some relaxation in and get changed and ready for our dinner cruise. We had an hour and a half pizza dinner cruise along the canals of Amsterdam. Always interesting being in a new country. They stopped the boat mid cruise to let people get off and smoke weed if they wanted to! The pizza was “New York style pizza” so it was good and it was unlimited drink and water, which we hadn’t had once the whole trip! After that we stopped at a toy store and tourist shop! And now we are ending our night at a very decent time!

Leaving Paris (day 6&7)

Sorry for lack of post yesterday. It was a late night that ended with an awful headache. But, for day 6 we woke up early to head to the Palace of Versailles! The line was about an hour to get in, and us Milburn’s saw the whole thing in about an hour. It’s still just a beautiful as I remembered. Probably one of my favorite parts about Paris. After exploring the palace we went out into the gardens. Which are huge. So we decided to rent two golf carts so we could be comfortable and quick. With it being day 6 if our vacation the family started to slow down. After the palace everyone was exhausted. We headed to the closest McDonald’s sat and relaxed and ate a Big Mac. The we hoped on the train back into Paris where we had a very nice nap! After our nap we all headed to the Arc de Triumph. The kids all went up the 250 steps to the top while the parents opted to stay on the ground at a little cafe. When we came back down we all met back up and went shopping. First into mine and my mother’s home land, the Louis Vuitton store. And then to the rest of the families….Nike. After shopping we headed to what is supposed to be the best restaurant in the world. It was closed for its annual closing. Funny how that worked out! We needed u p back at the first place we had even eaten in Paris and it was still delicious! Night ended at around 10pm and we were all ready for bed. Tomorrow would be a relaxing day.

Day 7 we slept in and it was awesome. We also had to take time to pack all of our bags up. This was the longest we had been in one place so our bags had maybe kinda exploded. But we got it all in and checked the room and left out bags downstairs. We then headed to subway that we took to the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower. Which was super nice. After that we just kind of walked around a little before settling in to catch our train to AMSTERDAM !