Thursday, October 7, 2010

5 days to go...

The count down has begun... Our flight leaves around 11:30 am from Seatac to Amsterdam then on to Brussels this Tuesday (10/12/10).  Our furniture arrived last week and is mostly set up so we will have our own beds to sleep in when we arrive.  We ran into a couple of bumps in the road with our VISAs and the refinance for our condo but all has been sorted out (enough anyways).  We are enjoying our stay in Anacortes and are sad to be saying goodbye to family and friends but we'll be in contact...we love skype!  This is such an awesome adventure and I am soooo grateful to have this opportunity-THANK YOU, Steve!

I have added a link to "google maps" with a satellite image of Ghent and our apartment is marked. Follow the canal to the right and it will lead you to the City Center (15 min walk from our house).  Be sure to stop at Patrick Foley's Irish Pub along the way, Steve says it's great:)

Well,  hope to be writing about something awesome in Belgium soon...


  1. Will you be able to get on skype with us maybe this Sunday night. You pick time or maybe even the day. Will you be able to do skype when you get to Ghent? We already miss you and you still in the USA. We love you guys, all four of you.

  2. checked out the map and see your apartment. Living on the canal has to be beautiful and I know the town is if Stephen chose it. Here's to hoping to see it one day, mostly you guys.

  3. the best one yet. Chicken Enchiladas
    2cans cream of mushroom soup
    1(16oz)carton sour cream
    1 4.5oz.can diced green chilies
    10 flour tortillas
    3 cups cooked rice
    2 cups cooked cubed chicken
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
    1 med. onion chopped
    1 cup prepared salsa
    Combine soup,sour cream,chilies. Spread half of mixture on bottom of 9X13 baking dish. Set aside. Fill each tortilla with the cooked rice,cooked chicken, 1 cup of cheese, onion and salse, divided evenly. Pour remaining soup mixture over enchilladas and sprinkle with remaining cup of cheese.
    Bake at 350 for 1 hour.