Tank You Very Much

We went to Arnhem in the snow today to visit the museum at the site of a famous WWII battle.

“Look!” I said. “A big, huge tank!”

My dad and my husband looked at each other.

“Um, sweetie?” said my dad. “That’s actually a smallΒ tank.”

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“But I’m glad you think it’s big and huge,” said Greg. With a wink. As my dad cackled.

In conclusion, I’m traveling with 12 year old boys.

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And I fit right in.


P.S. Tanks for hosting us, Mark, Carina and family!

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We had a beautiful trip.

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ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
  1. Wow! Strange to think that you were standing there while I was sitting at my desk a mere 7 kilometers away!

    I hope you had a good time over here, despite the weather πŸ™ What else did you go see?

    1. 7 kilometres? Where do you live (and/or work) then, Rolien?

      1. Ps: the other highlight of that day (besides having Dutch pancakes for dinner) *must* have been the Hema! πŸ˜€ Or the windmill in the snow. Or the Dutch Smurf mugs. Or… Beth?

        1. The Hema and smurf mugs….Sounds good!

          I live in Wageningen and work in Arnhem. So I pass the Airborne Museum several times a week….But I’ve never been inside.

    2. Ooh, that IS strange. Wish we would’ve run into you, Rolien!

      We loved the snow, actually. We don’t get a lot of it in our part of Oregon, so it was nice to have real winter for a day. And so beautiful.

      Other highlights = Carina’s cute kiddos and hagelslag! πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, I would have loved to meet you! But I’m glad that you enjoyed the snow and the hagelslag!

  2. They NEVER grow up, right?! What whirlwind trip. Enjoy!

  3. One of my jobs in the naming-team duo of my husband and me is to screen all names for potential embarrassing nicknames. I’m danged good at it, too, because I am a 12-year-old boy.

    1. Art, Bart, cart, dart, eart……nope nothing wrong. πŸ˜‰

  4. Hahahahahaha! *snort* πŸ˜€

    Hilarious! Lovely post. So glad you’re having a wonderful trip xxx

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