Check your car – Road trip tip

Taking a road trip is universally synonymous with adventure, relaxation, and new experience. While others might mention plotting out your trip, picking good stopping points, and making sure to have a rest and change drivers as often as you should, I won’t. Instead I’ll stress the one and only thing that you should never ever start a road trip without: a thorough mechanical check of your vehicle.

It you run out of sunscreen, you buy more. If you run out of money, you get some wired to you.

But if your car breaks while far from home… you’re stuck.

A windmill and the wonderful way it works

While searching out Dutch facts for a post on Dutch facts, details about windmills caught my attention.

Did you know that there used to be 10,000 windmills in the Netherlands? That was 150 years ago. Today there are about 1,000. This lovely video is an ode of sorts to one of the windmills that is still working. This one is located in the southern part of the country.

I watched this video twice. The interaction between the windmill operator and the windmill’s movements reminds me of the experience of watching a butterfly come out of a cocoon. Mesmerizing. The music fits perfectly.