"He went to Lisbon for Holiday and called me nearly every day to hear my voice and let me feel he missed me. After three days of no call I called him, feeling that something ain’t right. I walked because I could not stand. When I reached this tree and leaned there he answered the phone and said something like “everything changed”. I cried for hours and a lot of people where passing. When it went dark I went home and fell asleep.
It’s almost a year now and it still hurts, because I never understand."
"Schloss Lembeck. Really nice castle with a large moat around it and manicured grounds. Interior was not open when we were there. There are trampolines and a playground on the grounds for the kiddos and a cafe and restaurant Was 12 € for a family and trampolines 2.50€ more per kid"
"Emmen Zoo Great zoo, plenty of animals a butterfly house, the works!! If your worried about a small country and English??? Don't be, almost everyone speaks perfect english and the Dutch are among the friendliest I've met!"
"This is a great zoo. The Savannah area in the middle of the park is a highlight. At the top end you can get face to face with a giraffe if they are so inclined. (i wouldn't feed them grass...you'll see others do it...but the staff somehow knows you're a foreigner...lol...trust me..i got yelled at ). There is also a butterfly house, and far to many to mention. I could go on for ever about the exhibits, but in short they have nearly everything you'd want to see, and the layout and arrangement of the zoo is great. When you are done Emmen also has a great town center. When you are done in the zoo go into the Vlinder (butterfly) shopping center and the outlying areas and explore. On Saturdays they also have a large market."
"Dit is grenspaal 170 op de grens tussen Nederland en Duitsland. De grenspaal is van Bentheimer zandsteen en rond 1784 hier geplaatst. Aan de Nederlandse zijde heeft de paal de inscriptie RBF (Respublica Belgica Foederata (Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden, de N voor Nederland is later bijgeplaatst) en aan de duitse kant de letters EPM (Episcopatus Monasterienis, bisdom Münster). De paal is er één in een serie van oorspronkelijk van dergelijke 13 palen die in het Bourtanger Moor waren geplaatst. De palen werden geplaatst als uitvloeisel van verdragen van 27 oktober / 10 november 1764 en 11 en 29 oktober 1784.
Boundarypost 170 between the Netherlands and Germany. This post dates from around 1784."