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A day out

A non sewing related post. Today, October 3 was still a very nice late summer day here with a very nice temperature and a lot of sunshine. I visited my daughter, who since last year lives in the city of Utrecht, a very nice town in the center of the Netherlands. As in all cities here that have universities, there are a lot of bicycles. No street without and they are parked everywhere.
In the morning I helped my daughter with some special cleaning tasks because of allergies. But after that task was done we treated ourselves to a nice bike ride and picknick lunch in a park. A real treat on a such a lovely day.

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  1. Both of you look great. It looks like a beautiful city. It's gorgeous here today as well.

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  2. Beautiful! You, your daughter, the trees, the park, the bicycles. Enjoy it!!

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  3. Gorgeous!
    I'm a bit biased about Utrecht of course :-). How nice you went to the Griftpark, that's near my parents' house. I remember catching toads there as a child, before it was shut down for years because of contaminated soil ('Gifpark' it was sometimes called). It's been open again for years now, and it's still my favourite park.

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  4. Beautiful! Looks as though you had a lovely visit. Autumn is my favorite time of the year here, and it looks as though it is there as well.

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  5. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

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