Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Welcome back

"welcome back" thats what the officer said to me, after he checked my visa, passport, all forms that had to be filled out, stamped all those documents, took my fingerprints (all fingers) and a photo (would they have an internal blog or something where they display the most horrible pics of people arriving after long long flights...?). i have to admit; i liked that he said that... am i now one of them!?! but then i immediately thought "doe effe normaal zeg" (cannot translate that.. but literally; please, act normal..).
so, we were lucky, the blizzard yesterday/sunday cancelled many flights, yet our flights were not delayed. the only shitty thing is that tim's snowboard did not arrive with us in boston, resulting in waiting in yet another line... 
as we almost doubled our luggage, im now waiting for tim to get the car. great that allmost all airports have free internet nowadays so that i can update my blog! :) above a picture of a real dutch flower; the tulip. i was so amazed by the snow on this poor flower that only after 4 pics i realized these were fake.. its at the airport, so i guess they want to always be able to show visitors dutch flowers. although everyone ofcourse knows that tulips were originally from turkey are were imported about 400 years ago to the netherlands. but look here; in the US they even have a tulip festival! difference might be that in the netherlands you can buy 40 or sometimes even 60 tulips for just 5 euros (~7 dollars), while here, back home (!!), it will cost you probably a lot more...

3 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Well you are a lucky one with you flights over the world. I hate all those security things on airports too, it becomes more and more, but you made it. I like your photo of the tulip, good captured. The snow is vanishing here now but not on the streets wich keep very slippery.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

Tulips are so pretty, even that fake one. I've never planted any, but it's always on my mind to. That festival is in my state, I'd like to go some time.
I don't envy you the mess of traveling through airports, but glad you had safe travels and a visit home.

CaT said...

thanks!!
but still, isnt it stupid? at the pic you can clearly see its a fake... hahahaha!