Getting up and out this morning was a little tough. I’m really glad we parked as close to the showers as we did, because it was another morning of DEEP FREEZE !!! Besides that, it was time to pack up and head for Delft. Just as we pulled onto the entry area of the “Circle Road” (the highway that completely circles Paris) we were in stop and go traffic. You know, you start out with 3 lanes and then it quickly goes down to 1, and then just as you get on, there is a lane that wants to cross over to get off…what a system…they must have learned it from the US. About 45 minutes later we were just approaching Charles DeGuille Airport and the traffic started to open up. It is amazing to us that you can be in Paris France, turn North a couple of hours and you are in Belgium. Then within another 2 hours of 55mph travel you are in Delft, Holland. The sun was out, but we still have the deep freeze weather pattern to put up with. When we pulled up to DELFTSE HOUT Campground we were met by the staff at the desk with: “How are the Goodman’s, we’re glad you’re back with us again?” Heck, it’s been a year since we were here, and they must have thousands that come through every year and they remember our name…I’m impressed. Now not to put this any other way, it is a pleasure to come back to one of the top 5 campgrounds that we have been in the last 2 years of nightly camping. It has to be the management of Michel and Wilke that makes it so successful.
Today was the “small market day” in Delft, so we bundled up for the cold and headed out for a little shopping. I thought we had left all the bargains down in Spain, but I was wrong. We found a number of “bargains”. Fact is, Louise found another pair of boots and I purchased a great coat and sweatshirt at great prices…we couldn’t leave them behind. Then it was off to the fish market stand. The last couple of times we were here, we had cod “kibbling”, and we had to have them again…they are fantastic !!! Little mouth-sized pieces of fresh cod that has been lightly battered, quick fried, and served with some great tartar sauce and all for $3. Last time I also had one of the national dishes of “a herring and onion” sandwich which I really liked. Now the next couple of days we are going to find a place to have another wonderful Dutch dish called a “bitterballan” (probably misspelled). We have some catching up to do.