Archive for March, 2011

Waffle anyone?

Posted in Travel with tags , , , on March 11, 2011 by grandersons

Whenever I’ve thought of Belgium, the first thing that’s come to mind is waffles.  Okay…so it is the capital of the European Union, the home of a complex political system with French and Flemish speakers, and a beautiful little country wedged between France, Germany, Luxemberg and the Netherlands, but waffles are certainly a notable feature.

When the wife of one of Kyle’s classmates, Adina, put out an open invitation for people to come visit – I jumped at the opportunity.  And was thrilled to have four other ‘partners’ (as we wives of IE students call ourselves) make the trip as well!  I couldn’t imagine a better group of women to travel with – thank you Alison, Rachel, Mandy, Erin and Adina for such an amazing trip.

Adina was a fantastic host and made us feel perfectly cozy in her lovely 1 bedroom apartment.  You would be amazed how comfortably 6 women and a baby managed to live together in such a small space!  It helps that baby Nora is an angel and made us believe that being a mom could actually be “easy” – a word that had never crossed our minds in coordination with motherhood before.

We basically ate our way through brussels – waffles, fries, pizza, beer, cheese, wine, chocolate – you name it, we ate it.  It was all delicious but left us feeling a strong urge to eat nothing but vegetables for the next two weeks!

We took a day trip to the charming town of Brugge and enjoyed a boat tour and strolling the streets despite the rainy weather.

I’ll leave you with this clip that a friend of mine shared with me that basically sums up the country of Belgium – thanks for sharing Jess!