When you see thousands of people pass by, it's difficult to spot a man with a white moustache and an Indiana Jones hat. I never realised so many men have white moustaches and similar hats :-)
We were at the Nijmeegse vierdaagse today (international four day marches in Nijmegen). It was one of the happiest events I have been to in years.When you see all those smiling faces from all over the world, united in sport, you wonder why it cannot always be like this.
My 75 year old dad, who had a tough year, with heart problems and a stroke, was one of them. He walked the 'Vierdaagse' for the 30th time. Because of his health problems he had hardly any time to practice, but nevertheless he looked as fit as a fiddle, when we saw him approaching on the St Annastraat (Via Gladiola), with a big smile on his face. I felt so very proud!
Off course we all wanted to be photographed with him :-). My brother made a sign, which he HAD to wear till the end :-). He drank his first beer after four long days on the road and had a short rest, before walking the last few miles to the finish.
Sitting there at the side of the road made me want to join him, so perhaps next year......you never know....:-)
Wishing you all a lovely weekend, from an almost tropical Holland!