There are pretty amazing recreation areas around where we live here in Holland and it's all within a few minutes either by car or bike. On Sunday we tested a new area, just five minutes away, and I must say it was gorgeous. Fantastic, huge trees, the ground was "carpeted" with brown leaves, and the walking path was perfect for both walking and cycling. Lotte, who has just learned to ride the bike without side wheels (actually she probably new how too for a long time, but the bike has been broken for months) rode like she'd never done anything else, while the boys (incl. Mats' friend Felix) collected sticks and checked out the bugs and mushrooms.