May 28, 2013

Europe 2013 - Belgium - Part One

Hi!!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was busy, but fun.  We spent about 24 hours with family in Arkansas on Friday/Saturday, I did some outlet shopping with my mom on Sunday, and then the hubs and I went for a seven mile hike on Monday morning.  It was a weekend well spent!

Anyway, I thought I'd share more about our trip to Europe today.  Last week I talked about our time spent in Holland.  From Holland, we went to Belgium, where we visited four different cities.  Today, I'll talk about two of them. 

We first arrived in Antwerp.  We only spent one night here, so we didn't get to do very much.  On top of that, there were a couple of unexpected closings that prevented us from seeing some things on our list. 

Antwerp train station

Antwerp Street

Our HUGE breakfast, minus the eggs because we already ate them.

The hubs wanted photos of all the different beers we tried---we were in Belgium, after all.

Because when you wait for a train in Belgium, you eat a waffle.

From Antwerp, we took a train to Bruges.  This town was so picturesque--I would definitely go back.  Our Bed & Breakfast here was so charming, and our host was hilarious.  I also got to start speaking a little bit of French in Bruges.  We stayed here two nights and really had a great time.  We ate our weight in chocolate, toured a brewery, visited a medical museum (because we're dorks), ran into a Picasso exhibit that we didn't expect (awesome--he's my favorite painter), rented bikes, window shopped, drank beer...

Beautiful Bruges buildings

Picasso! AND he's holding an owl! What??

The peaceful Beguinage


More beautiful Bruges buildings

Stay tuned for Belgium, Part Two next week!


  1. wow now I think I need to go to Belgium... I never thought I did! It looks incredible!!