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Spending The Summer With My Family In Holland

Spending The Summer With My Family In Holland

on Jul. 17, 2005 by

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.

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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. 

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It also gave me the opportunity to see all my family and tell them about my years in Canada working at Motiongraphiks.

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My dad had the BBQ already running in the backyard and grilled up some delicious spareribs, chicken satay's and veggies.

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The next day I went with my dad to his cottage and checked up on all his plants... especially his favorite plant.

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The IJmuiden name literally means “mouth of the IJ”, which is a hint to the importance the town has for the Amsterdam harbour.

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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.

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The present IJmuiden form was eventually adopted in 1876, as the North Sea Canal was being completed in this section.

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In 1890 it had about 1,500 inhabitants, but boomed when the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens steelworks settled in IJmuiden in 1918.

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