August 1st, 2012

krazy koati

And if those ducks have got to stay then I'm going to fly away

Saturday the 7th was our last day in the hotel, and in Utrecht, so we had breakfast while watching out for the potential hazard of the cat looking for softboiled eggs. (As I recall he focused his attention on other tables.) I got some photographs of the lovely lake and patio and such, and we did our packing. The hotel desk called us a cab, and it took just long enough to arrive that I had the chance to investigate a curious set of stairs leading over the hotel's front door. They lead to a tiny loft with a few computers. We never did get around to the hotel's bowling alley.

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And after this we went back to our hotel --- where we had the only patio, looking out onto a quiet intersection and a diner for the locals which had a Bob's Big Boy mascot on top --- and settled in for the night.

Trivia: The 1972 Munich Olympics was the first time a team from East Germany competed. Source: Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Editors John E Findling, Kimberly D Pelle. (Earlier games, such as 1960's in Rome, had a combined East/West German team.)

Currently Reading: Creatures Of Accident: The Rise Of The Animal Kingdom, Wallace Arthur.