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by on July 29, 2013

Today, we went to the Ship Museum. First, though, we went to the flea market. On the way, we saw a tiny, one seat car.

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This is the one-seat car

Mom bought a couple of things at the flea market. I did not like how crowded it was. We walked a couple of blocks looking in store windows. One window that caught my eye was a shop that had a sign saying “This is a shop”. I was wondering, “What else would it be? it says shop right above the door (as if that wasn’t obvious enough).

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Anna likes very straightforward things. As she says, “You don’t need all of the fancy lettering”. We saw a sign that said “No dog manure”. That is very straightforward, you don’t need “Please do not have pets leave droppings on the grassed area around this premise.”

When we got to the museum, we first entered this East India Company ship. The workers “got” to sleep in hammocks that touched the ground.

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I was able to sleep. I prefer the ones that hang in the air.

One thing I thought was interesting was the captain’s room. The doorways were tiny and the toilet hole was gigantic.

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Me sitting on the captain’s toilet

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We did the “360° Ultimate Ship Experience”. There were projectors making a 360° screen around you. You went into different rooms, and experienced what it was like to be on a ship. One of those was a Dutch ship that was torpedoed by the Germans in World War I. The Germans made lots of excuses, but as the American Ambassador in Amsterdam at that time said, “The Germans say they sent a torpedo at a British ship, that poor little torpedo missed the ship and cruised around the ocean for 10 days, never leaving the bordered areas. Then that poor little torpedo decided to collide with a ship from a neutral country.” We did not really like the experience. Tripadviser.co.uk reviewers did not like it either.

I really enjoyed everything today.

P.S. We went to a “Mexican” restaurant without checking that Trip Adviser reviewers didn’t like it. Big mistake.

P.P.S. We saw a very freaky hotel that looked like a haunted house.

P.P.P.S. There was a person biking with a tree on the back (a live one).

P.P.P.P.S. In one of the exhibits in the museum, they mentioned Grimaldi Lines (owner of the Ikarus Palace “cruise ship” we rode last year.

P.P.P.P.P.S. We saw two AIDA ships at port (made by Meyer Werft).

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One Comment
  1. Aunt Ginny permalink

    Alex – what an outstanding write-up with cute pictures. A+ on this one. Hope the Mexican dinner did not create too much gas!!! Love you.

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