Friday, May 02, 2014

Netherlands - April 1954

1954 Europe Itinerary:
Mon. March 15 - flew to NYC via Pittsburgh on TWA, saw Bob Ballantyne
Weds. March 17 - dinner with Luna and Bob Herron and 3 children at their house
Fri. March 19 - board Saturnia or Vulcania
- First stop at Lisbon, Portugal
- Second stop at Gibraltar
Mon. March 29 - Barcelona Spain
Tues. March 30 - Genoa Italy
Wed. March 31 - Sorrento Italy
Thurs. April 1 - Monreale Sicily
Friday April 2 - Palermo Italy
Saturday April 3 - Capri Naples Italy
Sunday April 4-9 - Rome Italy
Friday April 9-12 - Florence Italy
Tues. April 13-14 - Salzburg Austria
Weds. April 15-19 - Vienna Austria
Mon. April 19-21 - Zurich Switzerland, side trip to Lucerne on 4/20
Weds. April 21 - Frankfurt Germany, stopped in Karlsruhe for lunch
Thurs. April 22 - St. Goar Germany
Fri. April 23 - On the Rhine River Germany
Sat. April 24-27 - Amsterdam, Volendam, Hague Netherlands
Weds. April 28 - Brussels Belgium

Dutch Family with Windmill Postcard sent to Catherine & Roberta - April 28, 1954
 Wed. 4/28/54
This is a picture of a Dutch family.  How do you like their clothes and the windmill?  We went over to the Hague yesterday which is their Capital, saw the Peace Palace Miniature Village (Dutch) where everything is 1/25 of its original size.  You would have liked that.  Saw the parade for the King and Queen of Denmark and the Queen of Netherlands.  You look at Granddad's card and see some pretty flowers [below].  – Mommie and Daddy
Dutch Tulips card sent to M/M CJ Uible - April 28, 1954
You see lots of fields like this out in the country.  Smells nice too.  Went out to the Isle of Markam Mon. and saw lot of wooden shoes and the old dress.  There are still some windmills around.  Breakfast comes with our room and get plenty of cold ham and cheese, get a big meal for our $1, qt of milk about 7¢, so good place to come back to with all the scenery.  Still using our winter coats for very windy. –H&J

Note the pencil notes on the address edge of the last card which I think are in GHU's handwriting and appears to be the details on the return trip to the U.S.: Tourist Class, Passenger D.E. [?] Due May 18, Cunard Steamship, New York

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