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September 24, 2012

Opa en Oma

In August my family was blessed with a two week visit from my dad’s parents who live in Holland.  It was awesome to spend time with them.  On one afternoon we took them to visit Niagara falls.  It had been a long time since I was there and it was a beautiful day.  I am so blessed to have such a beautiful and awesome family!

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September 24, 2012

Philadelphia

So I write way to much.  I’m going to try to keep this one shorter.  Let’s see.  I went to Princeton and it was a very quaint town and campus.  I met up with a classmate of mine from Waterloo who has just started there and it was cool to get a first hand description of the place.  On my way to Princeton I had a stupid moment where I did not go the ATM to grab cash before leaving NYC.  It wasn’t until I was on a pay road that I realized I might not have enough money to actually pay the toll.  That was indeed the case and I was a dollar short!  The woman in the booth was really grumpy and about to pull out a bunch of paperwork, when a friendly guy in the booth next door generously gave me a buck to cover it.  Whew!  I think God was watching over me on this trip!  I certainly had enough close calls!

After that I went on to Philadelphia and arrived late afternoon.  I stayed with a friend who I met during my stay in Rome a year ago.  That evening we hung out and had beers, and the next day he kindly took the time to show me around downtown Philly.  It was really fun to wander around with another person for once!  I saw Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the statue of William Penn on the town hall, William Penn at the angle where it looks like he’s taking a piss, and Love Park.

At noon it was time to head home, and after about nine hours on the road, I finally arrived!  It was an awesome road trip!