Visual Diary || A Day out in Twente
Today Ivo and I went for a drive through the back roads around Enschede & Haaksbergen.
While traveling in the direction of the Buurserzand I saw a sign for something with a pumpkin. Pumpkin something, next right… so I said GO RIGHT! We found a farm with tables full of pumpkins! This is the closest I’ve come to something that compares to the pumpkin patches that I grew up with in California. We bought a wheelbarrow full to use at my birthday party. I’m turning 45 this Halloween and am spending the day with people close to me. We’re going to carve pumpkins and enjoy baked treats and some homemade soup & bread.
Of course this place isn’t named pumpkin something, next right but ‘t Pompoenhüfke. It is from the family Stokkers and located at Lutje Bruninkweg 25 te Enschede. They are open from daily, and preferably until 13:30.
Later we arrived at one of the entrances to the nature monument area known as the Buuserzand. It is so beautiful there! I was a little bummed out that the Heather had already lost its color but still it was breathtaking! Ivo and I have already set a date for next September so we don’t miss the Heather when its at its best. I really recommend this location if you are in the area of Twente or over the border in Germany. It really is versatile with it’s Heather fields, forest and small lakes.
To finish off a beautiful autumn day we went to the local tea house, Sprakel in het Bos. The name when translated into English is I think ‘Buckthorn in the forest’. It is a charming farm house full of wonderful brocante styled decor. It is located as you’d expect with such a name in the forest on the outskirts of Enschede. I gave it 5 stars on Facebook because I’ve never tasted Apple Pie & or Lemon Cheesecake that good ever before in my life and I’ve been around 😉
It was a beautiful day to be out and about in Twente, for us a trip on the back roads; one we need to take more often.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend =)