Rob and I made it to Amsterdam this morning, then took a train for the 30 minute ride to Utrecht. We’re trying to stay awake until 7 pm or so. It’s HARD! We’ve walked around Utrecht.
We visited a cathedral that has become a protestant church, called Domkerk. We got there just as the service was ending. They have a massive pipe organ and someone was playing enthusiastically. A few people were still sitting in the pews but most were having coffee and fellowship. It was fun to see.
This church as an interesting past. It was designed in the 1200’s and 1500’s in the shape of a cross. In the 1600’s, a massive hurricane destroyed they main section, the long stem of the cross. So that all that is left today is a huge tower which was the church entryway, and was originally at the bottom of the cross. Also remaining today is the upper “cross” section. This is still a massive structure and is still a functioning protestant church. Look at photos of the three sections.
Then we had lunch at Broers restaurant. I had soup and a salad. Wanted to keep it simple until tomorrow.
We’re on our own today. Tomorrow morning, we’ll meet with Roger Vann, staff member who has lived in Europe for 25 years. He’s the organizer of the training. We’ll meet to finalize plans for the training. In the afternoon, we move to the training site, about a half hour’s drive away. Then we train on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday, we fly back to Orlando.