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April 3, 2010
Well, the trip started off with a bang. I thought I’d lost Cindi and she thought she’d lost me and my family thought I was stranded in Amsterdam. Needless to say, the next trip I take I will splurge and buy a cell phone that works internationally. Turns out we were both in the same hotel, when Cindi checked I was already checked in but they somehow they said I wasn’t checked in and gave her another room (which they are not charging us for because they were completely incompetent!) Long story… the good news is we found each other this morning and managed to have a truly amazing day. We began with a nice little breakfast in a café then headed for the Musee Jacquemart Andre. It’s a lovely “smaller” museum housed in a beautiful mansion. The paintings included work by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Boucher, Boticelli, Tiepolo… more than I can remember. The rooms were decorated with the original furniture, tapestries, Persian carpets, all of which was stunning. I was in heaven! Next we happened upon St. Augustine church. Such a lovely brooding place with gorgeous stained glass windows and statues of Mary, the saints and many angels.