Bucket list item: Bring my family and future family to Rotterdam for New Years!
It was awesome! New years in the Netherlands is comparable to the 4th of july in the States, but even better. In the States you go and pop around some small pop-its and stuff as you wait for the city to shoot off some big fireworks. Here there are city fireworks in the big cities like amsterdam and rotterdam, but it's legal for anyone to buy huge fireworks like that! It was insane! We are on the top floor of a 6 story building (most around us are only like 3-4 stories) and we used the ladder to get on the top of the building. So we had an amazing view! The night was filled with people lighting off huge in-air fireworks 360 degrees around us, people stringing 50 feet of firecrackers together, which sounds light a machine gun, and these TNT type things that don't have any purpose other than to blow things up. Kids use them to blow up trash cans, mailboxes, and street signs. And with all of this there were only 2 fires that we saw- haha. I'll try to upload pictures and videos but I'm not sure how it works at the library here.
That was definately the highlight of the week, but I also got the chance to proscelyte during the day again! haha, so wierd. We were at several meetings to set up the training schedule for this coming transfer, so we didn't have much time in our own area. All I know is that Rotterdam is huge! Next week I get to go on 2 exchanges with zone members, so I'm getting pumped!
It feels great to be out of the office! But I didn't realize how cold it was outside! I also made an amazing discovery this past week. Wool Socks! the last elder in rotterdam left behind a new pair so I tried it and it has changed my life. Not to be to dramatic ;) but I need to try to order some ASAP!
Love you guys!
Elder Talyon Anderson Perry