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Towards & around in Holland

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This flight starts where my last one ended, in Gerald Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI. You may wonder if I chose the right plane for my destination?

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Yes it was the right plane...: Here we are, after flying 12 minutes to the west: Holland, Michigan.

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This airport is called "Tulip City", KBIV. Confusing name...

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... but a tour over the city center reveals the reason:

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And soon we learn that the name "Holland" also has a meaning.

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Now, following the Macatawa Bay towards Lake Michigan, ...

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... I have to say I miss the Big Red at the tip of Holland State Park.

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So let´s go back to Holland Township Airport, just direct next to the road but i was too slow to take a RL picture there :blink:.

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Perhaps we find some place for the night with good service.

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Fooled me again Gerold with Holland in the title.

Interesting shots and story.

You really have started something here with your mixture of RL and FS shots.

I may have to jump on the bandwagon once I have found my old photos.

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43 minutes ago, VH-KDK said:

You really have started something here with your mixture of RL and FS shots.

I may have to jump on the bandwagon once I have found my old photos.

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It might bring up a whole new meaning to the way we post our screenshots. Be warned Gerold, you'll be the one to blame. But I guess you can take it :):)

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Another state I would like to spend some quality time exploring . On the other hand I have explored Wayne County (DTW) more than most . Gerold you being the world

traveler that you are , was the Dutch festival in Holland MI anything like you would fine in the Holland region of The Netherlands ?? .

 

Cheers

 

John

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19 hours ago, Voyager said:

Nice mix!

I loved these screenshots and photos!

Voyager

Thank you, Voyager!

 

18 hours ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Awesome Gerold, love the mix of real and sim.  But in the first one, you never said why you needed tundra tires on your plane...

Best,

Jack

Well, there are 2 reasons:

First I was not sure if I would fly to Holland Tulip City airport (as I finally did) or to Holland Township airstrip (which I knew to have a long grass runway).

Second I do own the Tundra 185 only....

 

17 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

Fooled me again Gerold with Holland in the title.

Interesting shots and story.

You really have started something here with your mixture of RL and FS shots.

I may have to jump on the bandwagon once I have found my old photos.

My pleasure to fool you. But more pleasure I´ll have seeing you on the bandwagon!

 

16 hours ago, bernd1151 said:

+1

It might bring up a whole new meaning to the way we post our screenshots. Be warned Gerold, you'll be the one to blame. But I guess you can take it :):)

Yes, I would happily do so ;).

 

16 hours ago, BradB said:

Another state I would like to spend some quality time exploring . On the other hand I have explored Wayne County (DTW) more than most . Gerold you being the world

traveler that you are , was the Dutch festival in Holland MI anything like you would fine in the Holland region of The Netherlands ?? .

Cheers

John

To be honest, the destinations in your neighbourhood you either discover as a child or much, much later: I have never seen a Dutch festival in Netherlands; @Wolter van der Spoel, where is your expertise?

But what I can say: The Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI is great. You see the picture of the wood shoe dancing show, can you imagine the sound?

 

15 hours ago, RJ said:

Wondrous set. Loved it! :)

Thank you, RJ!

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41 minutes ago, Bluebear said:

do you had some "frits spezial" or som "matjes" there Gerold ? :D
great shots and story!!

Cheers

Bluebear

In this respect Holland was very American: Ahi Tuna, and the obvious steak. Sorry.;)

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Great shots, Gerold, especially like the way you mix RW with sim.

 

That said, welcome to the Netherlands. Here, enjoy some stamppot:

 

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Bon appetit!

 

Lucky :)

 

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Thanks for your comments, @Iain Emms and @dolf8857 !

 

2 hours ago, luckyb52 said:

Great shots, Gerold, especially like the way you mix RW with sim.

That said, welcome to the Netherlands. Here, enjoy some stamppot:

Bon appetit!

Lucky :)

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I even did not see such a pot in the real Netherlands so far, is this an unknown speciality of Chennai, @luckyb52  :D?

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22 hours ago, luckyb52 said:

Great shots, Gerold, especially like the way you mix RW with sim.

 

That said, welcome to the Netherlands. Here, enjoy some stamppot:

 

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Bon appetit!

 

Lucky :)

 

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20 hours ago, Stillwater said:

Thanks for your comments, @Iain Emms and @dolf8857 !

 

I even did not see such a pot in the real Netherlands so far, is this an unknown speciality of Chennai, @luckyb52  :D?


According to the Internet, stamppot is one of the signature dishes of the Netherlands. Maybe it's available only in underground cafes :lol::lol::lol:

 

As for people in Chennai, they would run away in fear from that sausage! :D

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6 hours ago, RichardLouis said:

Very nice, thak you for sharing.

Thank you, Richard!

 

11 hours ago, PDX Flyer said:

Nice set of shots.  The flowers almost look real, and Orbx's peopleflow just keeps getting better and better.

Indeed, that kind of PeopleFlow was impressing.

 

2 hours ago, luckyb52 said:

1) According to the Internet, stamppot is one of the signature dishes of the Netherlands. Maybe it's available only in underground cafes :lol::lol::lol:

2) As for people in Chennai, they would run away in fear from that sausage! :D

re 1) That could be an explanation. And even in dutch underground cafes that could easily be overlooked.

re 2) I can easily understand and believe that. Not only the people in Chennai would do so... ;)

re 3) Congrats to your post # 2000!

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On 02/09/2016 at 8:59 PM, Stillwater said:

re 1) That could be an explanation. And even in dutch underground cafes that could easily be overlooked.

re 2) I can easily understand and believe that. Not only the people in Chennai would do so... ;)

re 3) Congrats to your post # 2000!

 

re re 1) True!

re re 2)  Agreed!

re re 3) Thanks bro!

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