Everything that doesn't fit anywhere else.
We just arrived tired but safely in Eindhoven. We collected all suitcases without problems. Almost no traffic jams on the way back. Hannah slept half the way to Amsterdam, she also slept in the taxi to our home and she is still sleeping now. Just now we have to wake her up to get her adjusted a bit to the local time here.
Both grandmothers are here now. Anxiously waiting for Hannah to wake up. My mom opened the door, she cleaned the house, bought groceries etc. That's really great, to come into your home all ready and clean.
We checked in all our suitcase, hopefully we'll see them again in Amsterdam tomorrow morning. Everything went well this far, the thunderclouds have gone (we heard that it was total chaos this morning due to the weather).
Alleys and Peter went with us to the airport, they picked up their rental car. They helped us out a lot with checking in. Thanks again !
Ahh, free wireless internet, more airports should do that. Notably DTW and AMS ! it such a great service !
Franny is checking out the stores and Hannah is pulling one of our bags, very funny to watch. See you all in the good ol' Netherlands.
I've uploaded some more photo's of the Red Team and ourselves.
We made some trips to eg. the Zoo, Natural History Museum and even as far as New York, click here for the photo's !
New: photo's of our come-togethers with my Philips collegues.
We got my passport back from the Consulate within one day (!) after the application. I was warned by collegues that it could take more than a week. Luckily not in my case because we already booked flights for the 8th of April.
So, finally everything is ready. Now we can start packing !
Here is a link to a nice movie of the Gimbal (the sensor platform of Highlander, the autonomous Hummer):
First a photo:
The Hummer in the middle is called Sandstorm (the participant of last years race), the one on the right is Highlander, the left one is called the Topographer. As can be seen in the photo is that Sandstorm is highly modified while Highlander looks still quite like a 'normal' Hummer.
Fran's visa has been approved. Now we are still waiting on my visa.
He has a lot of photos of his models of WW2 vehicles:
The models are meticulously put together. The level of detail is stunning. When we were growing up he was always busy with models. Nice to see his work.
I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I read the first announcement: free (for the 1st year) high speed internet (10Mb) through a fibre glass cable till in our home !