In Holland, cars, bicycles and pedestrians all share the same road. They casually weave in between each other in chaotic harmony. Here in Meppel everything one would need is close by. I was loaned a bike and have spent much time ramming around checking out the sites. When I ride my back bike home in the States I can’t help but wonder how many people think I lost my license. Bikes here have the right of way over cars. People carry all sorts of thing with them on their bikes…2 or 3 kids, groceries…their dog. Behind me is the Clive Miller International Art Gallery where I have been staying and doing a lot of drawing. Next to it is a coffee/relax shop that doesn’t open up till 4 in the afternoon. Mostly because it also sells pot legally. Seems like a lot of people go in there and leave quickly without drinking coffee. Must be bad coffee. Just my observation. I found out I could still ride a bike. It was easy…you don’t forget…just like riding a bike.