Friday, August 26, 2011

Vacation in the Ardennes

We just got back from a 4-night vacation in the Ardennes, no phone, no computer, no Victaulic:)  We rented a cottage in Hampteau right between Durbuy and La Roche with a yard for the kids, a bbq for us, and trails into the forest right out our front door.  We experienced one of the fiercest most frightening storms I've ever seen (even Steve was a little spooked) but we all survived.  We had a very relaxing time mixed with many adventures for the kids. 

Picking blackberries by our cottage...

Wild animal park near La Roche with native animals in their natural habitat..

so excited!!

feeding deer


A wolf, I've always wanted to see one.

relaxing in the yard

La Roche

La Roche

cooling off in the fountain in La Roche

human size hamster ball, love it!

I forgot to take a picture, but this plaque is on what is left of a tank.  La Roche was devasted during the battle of the bulge. 


river near Durbuy

Walking into the woods from our cottage

Grottes de Hotton, an impressive cave in the Ardennes

Alex was so impressed :)

love this picture Steve captured of B and I


  1. You guys get more vacation into 4 days than the rest of us get in 2 weeks!! How do you find all this great stuff? I'm overwhelmed at all the blessings you all have in your loving family. You all could be models!!! The pictures are perfect! Miss and love you. Thank You again for sharing your love with all of us.

  2. Hi!
    My name is Amy and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for fun and authentic posts about the Ardennes to share on our travel site, when I came across your blog...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at amy(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!