Friday, January 27, 2012

More pictures from Belgium...

I am now typing with a European keyboard so forgive typos.  \i can\t seem to catch a break with these computers!

Walk in the country

Lunch at Sofie's parents in the country

Sofie's mom made Gegratineerd Witloof, a traditional Belgian dish of ham wrapped endive in a cheesy bechemal sauce...Yummmmm

Sofie's parents have ~17 deer

After lunch we visited Sofie's dad's chocolate factory

We were allowed to sample ANY chocolate-Awesome!

Natty, Bronwen, and Lisa

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More pictures from December...

Alex and the carrots for Sinter Klaas' horse

N, A, & B in Monschau, Germany

Monschau, Germany

Goofing around at the Irish Pub


Cheese Farm in Michelbeke, Belgium

 Amazing cheese! We brought ~7 kg back to the states with us (Lasted about a week:)

It is a Farmstead creamery so they use milk from their own cows for the butter and cheese.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Its been a while...

I haven't been blogging due to the dificulty of typing with 7 missing keys (thank you Alexander), but I'm back. Here are some pictures of our trip to Paris with Joe, Kathy, and Natalie during their December visit (I'm back blogging). 

Heading to the Arc de Triumphe, Steve maneuvered flawlessly around the 10 lane roundabout onto the Champs Elysees (in a 9-passenger van)

Joe & Kathy on a bridge in Paris

Jill & Kathy

Our fancy 5 star hotel room at the Marriott on the Champs Elysees (used Marriot points of course)

View of Champs Elysees from our room

Strolling the C.E.

Musee du Louvre



Merry-go-round ride to make up for the pepper spray (we got caught up in a riot/pepper spray incident on our way to the Eiffel Tower).

More rides by the Eiffel Tower

We finally made it