Thursday, December 22, 2011
Valkenburg aan de Geul
We haven't really frequented too many Christmas Markets during our time here... It always seems that there are too many activities during the week, the weekends are filled with Christmas related activities for church, scouts, dance, ect.... and then there's the weather... But this year we made time for a few and one we'd always heard about but never been to was a Christmas market located in CAVES!! It was a 3 hour drive to the Holland town where the market is located.... and it was so, so, so, so not worth it. The market was awful, the parking was expensive, admission to the markets was expensive, and the shops in the markets were not what you traditionally see at a German Christmas market. The caves were cool, time spent as a family is always fun, and we did find some cute purchases and a good deal on Belgium chocolate; all in all it wasn't a complete waste of a day, but what a horrible not to go out on (this was our last market before we move).