Just 2+ weeks after my knee surgery, I was dying to get back out to the Dutch polder (and our favorite pannenkoeken restaurant, truth be told!). Last Saturday was a gorgeous, cold but sunny day with a light dusting of snow greeting us when we awakened.
So off we went...crutches and all.
Just for the halibut, here's a snatch of what the polder ride looks like from the car.
The cows and sheep...and weathervanes...are left and right off the road.
It's a very typical backroad, btw, and one of the reasons why I love Holland.
I didn't even wander off from the car, as you see.
And btw, I haven't stood that straight, with left knee fully extended, in years!
so when I see a grouping of 3 sheep like this, I always think of Chris, Chad and Bill.
It's our best time talking to the owner, waitresses and cooks, catching up on each other.
"Here come the dames!" they love to say.
we both ordered fresh mint tea, which was worth its weight in gold.
When we both ate all our leaves, the waitress looked at us in awe.
Yes, that's what you do with mint tea!
The pannenkoek of the month happened to be green asparagas with ham and egg.
A no-brainer for us! We licked the platter clean.
Another btw: see that fisherman sweater Astrid is wearing?
She made it 30 years ago!
We love it so much, we take all our guests there.
Maybe you will be next?!