The deserters have returned and are ready for some culture 

So we are on our way to the Rijks museum to do some art!

The Night Watch is an incredible painting, the Rembrandt self portrait is haunting and the Vermeer Milkmaid is delightful.  We had a great day in Amsterdam, touring more canals, and then returned to our little haven in Haarlem. It is such a great little town with 2 of its own museums, delicious food and friendly people. Too good to leave, but we will soon go South, like the swallows. The weather is….iffy. Some sun, no rain and a cool 18 degrees at most.

Nicci, James and Annie have left, Dan and Peter have come and gone and we are waiting for more guests to arrive.