In April I was super lucky to go to Yvette’s childhood home and stay with her parents in Enschede! It was a blast to see where she is from and also nice to see smaller cities in the Netherlands (small town, right Yvette? ) Was a very special time, and I’m looking forward to going back – invite me again, Yvette!!
After a delicious curry dinner at her parents’ house (I need to get this cookbook) we went downtown to the main square. It’s the place to see and be seen in Enschede, and really fun – a bunch of cool bars surrounding a church, where you run childhood/school friends all over. Not me that is, but Yvette and her super cute friend Ingeborg (obsessed with that name, btw).
We ran into one of them who knew about a cool party, but unfortunately was not good at taking pictures…
The next day we went to see Mika, the dog of Yvette’s sister! Mika is a funloving German shepherd whose favorite activities include chasing dog toys and wearing fun accessories!
We walked to the town center where there was a big sports celebration thing – to get people excited about sports and exercise, Michelle Obama would be proud! They tour through all the different cities in the Netherlands promotion health and sport. Pretty fun.
Yvette is a natural beach volleyball player:
There was also a demo of the wheelchair dancing team – they were great!
Mika also loves posing for pictures:
And we also saw some lacrosse! That’s definitely a first for me in the Netherlands. Would be fun to get a couple sticks and throw a ball around on the weekends…