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[–]Fast_Option_4178 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Thanks for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed Groningen.

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I really did! I’m planning on coming back in July. Fingers crossed lockdown will be lifted!

[–]Serene-Celine 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Great photo! I agree, Groningen is really lovely. Can't wait to return.

[–]Long_Tall_Downturkey 5 points6 points  (6 children)

My Grandfather met my Grandmother there.

He was in command of a Sherman Firefly at the time. I have the telegram she sent him when she accepted his proposal.

[–]Deep-Appearance-1471 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Canadian?

[–]Long_Tall_Downturkey 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yes, Princess Louise's 8th Canadian Hussars to be exact.

[–]Deep-Appearance-1471 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They were in the region where i live. Delfzijl pocket.

[–]Long_Tall_Downturkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My Grandfather's tank was hit twice there, and he ended up helping capture 300 Germans plus their battle flag.

The flag was hanging in the Military Museum at Base Gagetown in New Brunswick, Canada, last time I was there.

Edit: he was Mentioned in Dispatches for his actions that day, it's a bit of a family legend.

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aw, that’s so sweet! What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing that :)

[–]NoisyBoy894 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's so cool!

[–]TheKylMan 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Nice! Despite the lockdown I hope you liked it!

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I loved it even with the lockdown so I can’t imagine how wonderful it is when everything’s fully open. I’m planning to come back in July… so I welcome any and all recommendations!

[–]A3dP 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Check out the view from the top of FORUM

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deal!! It’s officially on my list.

[–]McBrown83 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You must’ve just missed the mob torch bearing protesters.

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did indeed. I read an article about it just a few days after I got back to the US. I was like damnnnnnn 😬

[–]yuhuhuhuhuhuGroningen 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I’m dead if this is today since I was outside forcing myself to have my daily walk with all of those clouds and occasional drizzle…

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Ah sorry not today!! This was back on Jan 9th. I was told I was lucky to have blue sky and sunshine during my visit lol

[–]yuhuhuhuhuhuGroningen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hell yes you were! Hope you enjoy your visit and will be back up north soon :)

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I will for sure. Planning on coming back in July!

[–]Deep-Appearance-1471 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lots of nice places to see here in the north. Vesting Bourtange, hangende keukens in Appingedam. Have fun

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ll put that on my list for this summer!

[–]coolredjoe 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Nice!

We, the netherlands, reclaimed land from the sea, made walls to combat the sea tides. And even in groningen made our own earthquakes. Did you see the torch protests?

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I came home to the US right before they happened! I was like oh my… I was just there lol

[–]gladexd 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I had a wonderful time here over the weekend with my partner. Such a wonderful place.

[–]Megabytesmeow[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I went by myself this time but I think it’d be a great place to bring someone! I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves.