I had a great time a year or two ago when I biked through Holland. Do yourself a favor, boil up some tea and read this article. It made me want to go back, in spite of the rain. Besides, I lived in the rain nonstop for most of my formative years, and I do sometimes miss the fresh smells and greenness.
Additionally, I am blown away by Obama's pragmatism. Can you tell I'm having a lazy Sunday afternoon?