During my trip to Europe this fall, I was able to visit the motherland. My uncle, aunt and cousin journeyed from the Netherlands to spend a few days exploring with us. We visited the Japanese Gardens, Centennial Hall, the old centrum and a variety of other beautiful landmarks. Below is my cousin Tessa, who has grown into an awesome woman since I saw her 18 years ago. With enthusiasm and bright eyes, she helped me get reacquainted with my hometown.