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The Netherlands in 23.5 Hours

It was a tremendous first-world privilege to be able to catch a flight to Amsterdam on Saturday for a few hours of sightseeing before attending the Association of Music in International Schools European Honors Orchestra performance, this year being hosted by the American School of The Hague.

Representing AISV, the illustrious violin, viola, and cellos students. For the First Viola and First Violin divas in the upper right frame, this year is their middle school swan song, for which they were recognized for earning chairs in the orchestra for each of their three middle school years. Next year they face high school competition. As unbelievable as it may be to read, the audition music will be available next week.

Throwback Thursday: The Netherlands

Tony and I will be in The Netherlands on Saturday, the principal reason for our short getaway being to attend the European Middle School Honors Orchestra and of course, to hear our favorite violinist perform. We as a family spent a week in The Netherlands in Spring 2011, but, leave it to us, there was one quintessential Dutch icon we somehow did not see.

We bicycled around the canals and crooked houses. Amsterdam really does look like this!

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