A few weeks ago we got to spend some time in the adorable University town of Maastricht Netherlands.
The boys spent some time playing tag (do you see a theme with these blog posts, every town we get to there is a game of tag!) in Vrijthof Square
Across the square from our game of tag stood the impressive St. John’s Church – we have seen quite a few churches over the last few weeks, but this one stood out due to its striking red color.
At the far end of the square stood the Carnival Statues
After hanging out with the Carnival Statues for a while we walked toward the University Area, and came across this beautiful Alley Way near a stream and old water wheel. Shea took over the camera for a bit to take some pics of all of us
After our impromptu photo shoot the boys couldn’t decide which way to go next.
Traveling & accommodating all our crazy food needs (issues?) including 2 vegetarians, one Gluten Free Corn Free Diet, allergies to all melons, cucumber, walnuts and a semi picky 4-year-old can be challenging/exhausting or maybe just insane!!! For that reason when we find a restaurant that works for all of us, we tend to go back multiple times. In Maastricht we ate at The Loving Hut, a vegetarian restaurant three blocks away from the hotel, for 3 days in a row. By the third night, I started to feel pretty funny about going back! But the people who worked there were so kind and the food was great. One of the waitresses recommended that we drive to Valkenburg, a short little hop, skip and jump away from Maastricht,to hike in the forest there. It was great to get the kids out in the woods for a bit….. of course the first trail we took led us to a casino… not the hike we were looking for! We found a new trail from there and spent a great afternoon exploring the forest
And we made a new friend along the way….