A Photo Trip Through Maastricht

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

Hey Kid – You Get Back Here!!

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.

The tower has not always been red, it started out white, then was painted yellow before being painted red in 1984 – do you think the color will be changed again?

At the far end of the square stood the Carnival Statues

I think I’m a little bit in love with this crazy face 🙂

Now that is a fun looking group!

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

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After our impromptu photo shoot the boys couldn’t decide which way to go next.

We Could Go This Way…….

OR…. We Could Go That Way!

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

Hey mom, check out this hiking stick…. if I could just get it out of my brothers hands… hmmmm…

It might look like Zoli is holding an ordinary stick, but nope, it is either a wand, a jedi light saber or a giant knife used to cut back bushes and brush along the side of the trail….. so many possibilities!

And we made a new friend along the way….

I’ve named him Gus… but I’m not sure why Matt made me leave my new friend behind. That wasn’t very nice of him!

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3 thoughts on “A Photo Trip Through Maastricht

  1. Hi,
    Great photos, the carnival statues look fantastic in all their different colours, and i think the red tower looks fantastic, I don’t think it would of looked as good in the lighter colours. Looks like you all had a heap of fun. 😀

  2. Erica Schutz

    Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing, it’s like a virtual mini vacation, I love it! 🙂

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