Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Walking four evenings

This week is "eveningfourdays", well that is the literal translation and most probably you don't know what I mean with it. Once a year they organize a walking event when you can walk a certain distance every evening, four days long.

Here in town you can walk distances of 5 or 10 km. All primary schools in town join the fun and the kids walk in groups with their own schoolclass. If you walk four evenings on the last evening you will be welcomed back with loads of flowers and for the kids toooooooooooo many sweets!! Well everybody really has fun walking and singing very loud when on their way. Not just singing all kinds of songs but typical walking songs!! I can't sing so I can't let you hear the sound.

Though it is fun. It is also a very stressful week for many people as you have to eat very early every evening so that those walking will be in time for takeoff.

For us it is not stressful anymore as our son can go and come on his own now. So after many stressful years we are now enjoying the fun by watching and waving some places on the route. This year we have been lucky so far for the weather has been really lovely and that makes it even more fun to walk.

I keep my fingers crossed for the days to come as they are forecasting rain and thunder for Friday evening. Hopefully the walkers will be back home by the time that comes down.

The pictures I placed here were taken in previous years to give you an impression of this typical Dutch event (as far as I know).

1 comment:

Indelibrella said...

Looks like fun! Walking is such good exercise, too! :o)