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Around the Bend: Updates & Tidbits By Judy Steffes

Around the Bend                             July 15, 2017                                      By Judy Steffes   Historic downtown West Bend Theater sold to nonprofit The downtown West Bend Theater has been sold.

Steffes shares secret annex to Anne Frank house

July 13, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – As The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s begins to wind down, Judy spends time touring the Anne Frank house.

Eel, the other white meat: Will she or won’t she?

July 7, 2017 – Netherlands – Judy Steffes is currently in Volendam, a fishing town in northeast Holland that has streets set up “labyrinth” style. 

Cheese, Harley and Witches

July 6, 2017 – Netherlands – As Judy Steffes winds her way through the Netherlands on her bike, her list of tourist attractions is garnering quite a broad spectrum of interests. 

I get by with a little help from….an interpreter

July 3, 2017 – Delft, Netherlands, – The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s continues in the Netherlands as Judy Steffes meets up with Polish kayakers. Judy decides to take the watery plunge with the help of an interpreter. Read more here at imthebikewriter.blogspot.com [adsanity id=38362 align=alignnone /]

On to Delft and original hand-painted pottery

July 2, 2017 – Delft, Netherlands – Judy Steffes biked from Monster to Delft where she witnessed the painting of original Delft pottery and more unusual pieces as well as attending a Mass in a Dutch church. Read more about today’s ride at imthebikewriter.blogspot.com [adsanity id=38362 align=alignnone /]

VIDEO | De Plucktuin means ‘pick your own flowers.’

July 2, 2017 – Monster, Netherlands – Judy Steffes has arrived in Monster at a “pick your own” nursery. One of the owners, Marja, explains the history of the “Passion flower” in the video below. See more photos and read more travel adventure at imthebikewriter.blogspot.com [adsanity id=38362 align=alignnone /]

VIDEO: Cello Busker in Den Hague

June 30, 2017 – Den Hague, Netherlands – Cycling the Netherlands to fund raise for Alzheimer’s programs at Cedar Campus in West Bend, Judy Steffes stopped at the Prison museum, or Gevangenpoort. There was a woman outside the entrance of the prison playing a cello.  Read more HERE. [adsanity id=38362 align=alignnone

Golden earring = burial insurance

June 30, 2017 – Katwijk, Netherlands – On the road, cycling across the Netherlands on The Amazing Ride for Alzheimers, Judy Steffes shares, “Tried to get to several communities today just to get some miles under my belt. While the maps are great and very detailed, my cartography skills

What do Royal horses and Adele have in common?

June 29, 2017 – De Hague, Netherlands – Judy Steffes is currently in the Netherlands on her Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s bicycle tour. She passed by practice for De Parade, a traveling theater festival, while cycling through De Hague. She says she didn’t expect to hear a No. 1

PHOTO GALLERY: Knocking Holland windmill off bucket list

June 28, 2017 – Leiden, Holland – The De Valk, or The Falcon, is a tower mill that dates to 1743.  It is seven floors in all and used to be home to the miller’s family and even a cow or two. If you’ve ever wanted to tour a real

Sorry, Wisconsin, no cheese for YOU

June 28, 2017 – Netherlands – Due to the current inclement weather, Judy Steffes has stayed planted in Leiden. A visit with the “cheeseman” as well as a trip to the local market made for a colorful day. Read more and view today’s photos as well as the “cheeseman”

Have faith in God but lock your bike

June 27, 2017 – Judy Steffes, WCI editor, is currently on a bicycle tour in the Netherlands raising funds for Alzheimer’s programs at local Cedar Community. Today Steffes rode into Leiden and got pretty close to a number of bee hives, climbed a four-story spiral staircase and shared other

Simon, Sam and riding the bike trail – the things you can see.

June 26, 2017 – Netherlands – Judy Steffes finished off her first day cycling from the airport in Amsterdam to Lisse. Along the way she met youngsters Simon and Sam who enjoyed a little silly conversation. Roadside fields of flowers, the proverbial windmill and much more in today’s photo

Bike is cumbersome but connects conversation

June 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Judy Steffes has departed for her trip to the Netherlands for The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. She describes traveling with her bike as “cumbersome,” but learns quickly that the bulky baggage is a conversation starter. Read more about today’s launch of

Launching The Amazing Ride in Tribute to Dad Today

June 25, 2017 – Washington County – Today, the first day of The Amazing Ride For Alzheimer’s, Judy Steffes will be traveling to the Netherlands to kick off the bicycling fundraiser in tribute to her dad, Al Steffes (photo below), who has Alzheimer’s disease. As in the past, Steffes

Thanks for the support as the Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s 2017 is underway

June 25, 2017 – Washington Co, WI – Just a quick note of thanks to all the supporters of the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. This year the tour to raise awareness travels to the Netherlands. I’m really overwhelmed by all the support. Thanks to all the sponsors including

Riding in tribute during the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

June 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s which will tour the Netherlands this year. I leave in a week and as in the past I will ride in tribute each day to someone affected by Alzheimer’s. If you would like

VIDEO | What’s an escape game, a video game and a play at the same time?

June 11, 2017 – Washington County, WI – What is an escape game, a video game, and a play at the same time? Bible Smugglers! – a theater game for ages 7 and up…in the woods, behind Wooded Hills Church in Colgate, just 5 miles west of Menomonee Falls. The

Just a reminder – The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is prepping to hit the road

                June 5, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Just a heads up for readers of WashingtonCountyInsider.com, I will be headed on my annual bicycle tour in the next few weeks to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s. This year the Amazing

2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s leaves later this month

West Bend, WI – This video was unveiled in 2016 at the Great Minds Gala in Washington D.C. The award for Family Friend and Caregiver was presented prior to the 2016 bicycle tour from Albuquerque, New Mexico to West Bend. I remember it was hot, there were a ton

VIDEO | The 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is this June. Be part of the tour and donate today.

  West Bend, WI – This video was unveiled in 2016 at the Great Minds Gala in Washington D.C.   As a collector of local news stories and on the cutting edge of what’s happening I had no idea this was being filmed in my own backyard. The award

VIDEO | The 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is this June. Be part of the tour and donate today.

  West Bend, WI – This video was unveiled in 2016 at the Great Minds Gala in Washington D.C.   As a collector of local news stories and on the cutting edge of what’s happening I had no idea this was being filmed in my own backyard. The award

Riding in tribute during the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

May 1, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s which will tour the Netherlands this year. I leave the end of June and as I’ve done in the past I will ride in tribute each day to someone affected by Alzheimer’s. If

Riding in tribute during the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

April 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s which will tour in the Netherlands this year. The tour leaves the end of June and as I’ve done in the past I will ride in tribute each day to someone affected by
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