My brother David and his wife Gemma were at our the house one evening and I don't know how we got on the topic, but we were talking about Europe and places we would like to visit. We all decided we will go together on our next trip.
The question of when arose.
Gemma said how about next weekend - we all agreed. The rest, as they say, is history.
We got the eurotunnel (a new thing for me) to Calais, France and then drove for breakfast in Dunquirke (sp?). Croissants of course. It helps having a brother fluent in french at times like these.
We then drove to Ypes, Belguim and went to the catherdral and to visit 'Flanders Field' WW1 site. It was very moving and amazing to see the trenches that they had to live in.
Next we headed out to Bruges. We had a wander around the city and of course got some belgian waffles (nutella and cream - yum). We were staying in Brussels so we headed there for the evening.
The next day we tried to go to church, but it was actually stake conference, so at least Heavenly Father knew we tried. We cycled around the city and went to the Royal Palace, Cathedral and European parliament (to name a few) and called in to Lille, France on the way home.
I loved this little break away and loved the company even more.... :)