Weekend Trip In Own Country

weekend trip

Last weekend we did a weekend trip. In our own country, in Emmen. It was a long time ago that we had been away for a weekend, July 2018, and the last holiday was months ago. So we were in good shape to just relax and spend some time with just the two of us. We were looking forward to spending a lot of time outdoors, so it became Emmen because I wanted to see the zoo there and we wanted to visit camp Westerbork.

Our weekend trip

On Friday morning we were all packed to go. You have these kind of people who close the door and off they go. We are not that kind of people. Someone has to come over for the cats, all the stuff for my oxygen device has to be checked, hoses, plugs etc. And I have to come up with what I want to wear. It must be warm, comfortable shoes, but in the evening you want to look nice in the restaurant too right!

Well, so we end up in the car on our way to Westerbork. Camp Westerbork is now a memorial camp but it was the transit camp for Jews, Roma and Sinti in the Second World War, to Auschwitz and Sobibor. Very impressive with personal stories from people who survived. After spending time in the museum, we walked outside where you can walk via a beautiful path to the place where the barracks used to be.

The Galaxy path and the barracks area

On this galaxy path you will find all kinds of information about our stars and solar system and you can see the 14 parabolic antennas that form the radio telescope. Very special to see. Where the barracks have been, there are now monuments with a sort story telling palls, that tell you about how life was in this camp during the war. Very impressive and you just can’t imagine what that must have been like.

Then we drove to the hotel were we stayed for this weekend trip, where we immediately took a bath to warm up. I had such cold feet and legs!

A day at the Zoo

The next day we went to the zoo. I love zoos, especially in England. And preferably from those small-scale ones. We were so lucky with the weather because the sun was shining and it was wonderful outside. By the time we wanted to go into the jungle, which is inside, it started to rain. Perfect timing. In the evening we had diner again in the hotel and the next morning we just drove to a peat area to walk. Very cold, but so very nice.

When we came home in the afternoon I received a message from my sister that she and my brother in law went to my father in the afternoon, whether we were coming too? Well, we did and catched up! In the evening we got a take away and enjoyed a relaxed evening. Really, a weekend trip is so nice and relaxing, we should do that more often!

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39 Comments

    • nancy
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      3rd March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks love!

  1. 3rd March 2020 / 18:22

    I love that you were able to get away and had a great time! Vacations are much needed!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
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      3rd March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes and it was only 3 days but it is so relaxing!

  2. 3rd March 2020 / 18:22

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    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, okay, thanks!

  3. 3rd March 2020 / 18:22

    I love weekend trips in one’s own country – or just across the border as we’re only an hour from your country 🙂 Your trip certainly sounds both relaxing and interesting. Visiting Camp Westerbork must be quite an experience. We have a similar camp about half an hour from us, called Breendonk, but I’ve only visited on a school trip.The trip to the zoo sounds like a perfect antidote, as does that relaxing walk around that peat area! xxx

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes well Drente is a good place to visit, there are lots of interesting things as well as gorgeous nature reserves!

  4. jodie filogomo
    4th March 2020 / 18:22

    It is SO nice to do this occasionally. I bet it was a much needed break.
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes it was, it was also good to stay of the phone!

  5. 4th March 2020 / 18:22

    That looks like such a nice trip. The camp must be so emotionally overwhelming to experience, but important to remind us where we don’t need to go again in history!

    I’m glad you had the zoo and the wonderful animals after that!

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes it was very very impressive! Almost unbelievable.

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks!

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Kathrine!

  6. 4th March 2020 / 18:22

    It sounds like such a nice getaway. The transit stop for the Jews is quite sobering. Isn’t it funny how we take our own locations for granted a lot? I’ll bet you had fun catching up with your sister!

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes that is funny, because everyone has a lot of nice things to do in their area I think!

    • nancy
      Author
      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes zoos are great hey!

  7. 4th March 2020 / 18:22

    Not familiar with Emmen so lovely to read your report and see your pictures. Camp Westerbork looks so interesting. We don’t have many weekends away, Mr Mutton has too much sport going on all the time. It’s such a shame!

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      It is a shame! If I lived in the UK I would explore every weekend! Haha.

  8. 4th March 2020 / 18:22

    Sounds like such a lovely weekend! The pictures are beautiful and I’m glad you got to catch up with your sister.
    Hope you’re having a great week so far!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Jackie!

  9. 4th March 2020 / 18:22

    That sounds like such a lovely weekend!

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      It was, thank you very much.

  10. 5th March 2020 / 18:22

    I love weekend trips. We weren’t on a weekend trip for so long due to coronavirus outbreak. Judging from the pictures, it seems that you have had a great weekend.

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Yes we had a very good time together!

    • nancy
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      5th March 2020 / 18:22

      Haha, funny hey! Thanks Debbie!

  11. 5th March 2020 / 18:22

    Beautiful photos and looks like you had a great time. I love the photo of the Camp commander’s house.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
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      6th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Carrie!

    • nancy
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      9th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Jessica!

  12. 9th March 2020 / 18:22

    Looks like a really fun weekend trip! It’s great you got so many nice photos at the zoo too, and that you got to spend time with your family 🙂

    Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp 🙂 I just posted this week’s linkup, if you want to join again.

    • nancy
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      9th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica!

  13. 11th March 2020 / 18:22

    Nancy, it looks like an amazing weekend away! It takes me forever to prepare for a trip as well. I hate packing! I am sure your visit to Camp Westerbrook was very emotional. I cannot even imagine the things that were endured there. And the zoo looks like a lot of fun as well. How great that you got to visit your sister and father as well! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
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      12th March 2020 / 18:22

      Thanks Shelbee!

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