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THE Rock - Plymouth, MA

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Oddly enough, there are many famous rocks in America.  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, Rock-y, but none as old as THE Rock. I’m speaking about Plymouth Rock, of course. The protruding stone hailing from good ole Massachusetts. The one that American school children are told Pilgrims set foot on once arriving in the new country. That rock!  In my mind, it was something always thought of as grandiose and special.  The beginning of what is the U.S.A.   And I was finally going to see it.

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Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam

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“There’s always something happening around a beer.”

~Freddy Heineken

 

Isn’t that the truth!  I moseyed my way over to the Netherlands (Holland?) into Amsterdam and I  just couldn’t pass up the chance to see the original Heineken brewery.   

From my experience of touring breweries, they either tend to be self-guided tours or group-guided.  I found what was called the Heineken Experience but having gone on other “experiences” before I wasn’t really expecting much. But I was more in it for the history than the “experience.”  I opted for the V.I.P. tour which I normally I don’t go for, but the tour included a beer tasting with artisan cheeses.  SOLD! Beer AND cheese? So excited.  The VIP tour set me back 50 Euros, so not too bad.

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