I Made it to Holland for SDC 2009!

Yesterday I flew into Amsterdam and today I walked all over the city taking pictures for a mini-tourist day before the conference tomorrow. It’s a bit chilly (for me) but so far hardly any rain at all. It’s a little after 6pm in Holland as I write this and it’s almost time for the speaker dinner but I thought I’d post a few pictures I took earlier.

Robert Green and I met for breakfast (bumped into Shawn Wildermuth) and then took off or a walking tour around town. Robert loves to take pictures and has a fancy-smancy camera. I just have a point-and-shoot but I thought it took pretty decent photos nonetheless. (Click to enlarge)

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It’s my 4th time in Holland and I love it. Maybe someday Alan and I will come here for vacation :-). I’ve got an early session tomorrow so I probably won’t stay out too late. Now that we’re at the Papendal conference center and not in Amsterdam I’ll be less tempted to stay up tonight. ;-)

I’ll report back tomorrow and let you know how day 1 turns out. I’m sure it will be a great conference. I’m definitely anxious for it to begin.