Spending The Summer With My Family In Holland
A closer look at how I spent my time back with my family in Holland, summer BBQ's and my mom's birthday were some of my favorite moments during the Summer of 2005.
Spending the summer in Europe. I picked the month of July since it includes my mother's birthday and I just had to attend her 50th birthday.
It also gave me the opportunity to see all my family and tell them about my years in Canada working at Motiongraphiks.
My dad had the BBQ already running in the backyard and grilled up some delicious spareribs, chicken satay's and veggies.
The next day I went with my dad to his cottage and checked up on all his plants... especially his favorite plant.
The IJmuiden name literally means “mouth of the IJ”, which is a hint to the importance the town has for the Amsterdam harbour.
The name “IJmuiden” first appeared as IJ-muiden in lines written in 1848 by the professor and journalist (and, later, a liberal finance minister in the Van Lynden van Sandenburg Cabinet) Simon Vissering.
The present IJmuiden form was eventually adopted in 1876, as the North Sea Canal was being completed in this section.
In 1890 it had about 1,500 inhabitants, but boomed when the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens steelworks settled in IJmuiden in 1918.