A flurry of wintry powder covered Amsterdam on Friday and left behind a cozy winter wonderland. Mmmmm snow! But it was even better waking up the next morning to blue skies and a freshly blanketed (and cold!) European city to explore. Christian and I grabbed a Starbucks and headed West! All of Amsterdam is beautiful but especially the Jordaan district always seems to cast a spell...and its the perfect place to lounge next to a quiet canal on a summer day (fingers-crossed for no rain this summer...pretty please?). Christian had to run off early and attend to some business-ish while I continued wandering around the canals. I am a Cali chick afterall--snow is mysterious to me! :) Me and a couple of friends battled the cold and visited Vondelpark, the Central Park of Amsterdam. The entire park looked like a Norman Rockwell painting: people skating, walking and sledding around on the frozen lake, greeting each other with laughter and smiles and all-around good cheer in the air. We couldn't help but take a walk on the lake ourselves. It's not every day ya get to walk under a bridge...I'm just crossing my fingers so I can walk ON the canals one of these days!
(*as I write this, my computer says its currently -8 right now...ah geeez)