On Saturday we went to Oirschot for the annual Redt Band party. The Redt Band is a party band that Jaap plays with during Carnaval. Carnaval is like a Dutch version of Mardi Gras, but does not happen in all parts of the Netherlands, only in parts of Brabant and Limburg, especially Maastricht. The Redt Band plays at pubs in and around Oirschot (which is in Brabant) during Carnaval season. Carnaval won’t be here until March, but in the meantime I get to watch Youtube videos of the band with beer and drunken party songs. Good stuff.
We went out for dinner and bowling the Redt Band on Saturday night. Our scores were pretty pathetic, but we had a good time.
|Redt band antics|
Here’s a picture of a scarf that Aunt Carol knitted for me. It’s beautiful!
Sunday was a gorgeous day. We went for a walk through Oirschot and stopped at an outdoor café for some hot chocolate. Here are some pictures of the Jansen’s garden.