Though sometimes the 'Golden Years' seem more like tarnished brass, they are not the end of adventure. I invite you to follow me as I transcend from full-time government employee to full-time life observer. I'll cover life, government, travel, food, gardening, whatever crosses my path.
Maastricht is the birthplace of the European Union, European citizenship and the European currency, the euro. It may be the oldest settlement in the Netherlands. The name is derived from Latin, meaning 'crossing of the Meuse'. Unfortunately, my photo of the bridge over the Maas River did not turn out, so here is one from the web: