I get to relax this morning. Since my flight doesn't depart until eight-thirty tonight, I can enjoy the free time. It is a beautiful warm day and I plan to go for a bike ride then go back to the office for one last visit with my colleagues-friends. Right now, I am in the dining room where it is quiet for a change. Few people have been around. I guess the girl gymnasts left before breakfast time. They were up and slamming doors a lot by seven o'clock this morning. I was awake enough after that to get up and start packing then partake of the house buffet breakfast.
I have been delighting in the whole grain bread, Dutch cheese and good coffee. The staff are pleasant, and guests mostly considerate and polite, which is good for the digestion.
I have no precise plan. I guess I'll have a look at the map and decide where to ride later. I have to check out around 11, but they say I can leave the bags here. The bike rental includes time today, so I should make the most of it.
I just wrote messages to the group back in Korea to inform them that our proposal for a peace mission to Japan this summer has been approved and is now official. We have to get the word out and develop a detailed program and schedule. SC in the US has continued to pester me but I am sure he is relieved to know that it is all official. I should create a proper announcement with an invitation message when I get back home.
Photos: flower market, canal scene, cathedral in Utrecht,