Spending time eating and family
29.08.2014 - 30.08.2014 75 °F
We had to be at the Belgium airport by 8am Sunday to return the car and pick up another for just 2 days. We were able to arrive right at 8am after sleeping in a rest stop just north of the airport.
Our next car did not have GPS and was quite a bit smaller so we were squished and on our own to get around.
We’d planned to go to Pascaline’s house for Sunday but then found out that they would not be home so we had until 4pm on our own. The Brussels square was a perfect place to spend the day.
We found our way to the square in Brussels after lots of detours. We parked and walked to the square, by then were really hungry. We happened upon what we call “restaurant row”, streets full of little restaurants. We looked and I started negotiating.
Finally; a lunch of escargot, fillets of fish, chocolate mousse and wine. We sat and ate while we watched others doing what we had just done.
From lunch we went window shopping but couldn’t resist the meringues filled with and covered with cream then rolled in shredded chocolate, the cream filled truffles, and other goodies. Sampling as we went, we shared the treats in order to be able to eat more. After lots of tasting we went and had a cappuccino in the square, enjoying the square for one last time.
Monday we repacked, bought chocolate to bring home, enjoyed Pascaline’s patio again and most of all our Belgium family.
Alas it was over too soon. We drove to the airport, turned in the car and caught our flights home.
Of course this was the trip that kept on giving; Dale and Elias’ flight from Chicago to Houston was delayed and they couldn’t make it home. Because there was no crew to fly the plane to Houston, United gave us a night and meals on them. I surprised Dale and Elias at their gate and we had one more night on vacation.