October 21, 2009

Brussels....

THE UNEXPECTED HIGHLIGHT: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM!!!!
We got in kinda late so we went to a cafe for some dinner....
The following day was my FAVORITE DAY!!!!
We didn't know where we wanted to go or what we wanted to see
so, we walked down this charming street!


and found vendors selling all kinds of stuff


and ate the three things Brussels is famous for:

1.) FRENCH FRIES

2.) WAFFLES
...which are nothing like our waffles...
(you eat them with your hands like pizza, they were AMAZING)

3.) Chocolate

mouth watering I tell ya.

All three things were DELICIOUS!!!!!!!
we seriously grazed through the day on these staples.


With bellies full of all healthy foods we stumbled upon the main plaza that...
surrounded us completely by these Gothic style buildings.

The plaza was busy with music and people

celebrating the annual festival.

We aren't quite sure what the festival was for but it was fun to hear the different music and see the different parades that marched by.


One word to describe our day:
PERFECT

We absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED our day. We kept expressing our love for Brussels throughout. We would love to go back but how can you beat that experience? It seriously was untoppable. So we will just have to reflect on the memory.
Now were off to ROME!


18 comments:

Meagan Cooper said...

Wow, Brussls sounds like the place to be. I am so jeolous, all your cool pictures and stories are making me wish I could take a trip to Europe. Those fries and chocolates look amazing. Have a wonderful time in Rome!

Heidi said...

WOW!!! seriously... those waffles... I think I could eat those every day!! Those look SOOOO good! One day we will make it there.

lacy rane said...

And to think that Scott lived there for two years, but was too young to really appreciate it. What a shame! We have GOT to go there someday!!

Piper said...

Sounds like a serendipitous meeting!! One of those things that other might think you are mental when they go there just because they do not happen upon the right little street and the same festival and magical happenings- but amazing for you guys!!! So awesome. Nourishment for the soul!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing all this with us so we can all dream of being there! I'm so glad you had such a great trip!

Alison said...

I want some of those waffles...RIGHT NOW! Those look so divine! So glad you had such a great time in Brussels! xo

kRiStEn_S said...

I love the "ooooo" picture Erin!! It looked like the perfect day!

megan&steve said...

Mmmmmm. tasty treats & a perfect day with your BFF

Emily said...

Oh my...those waffles look heavenly!!!! Yummo!!! What a fun trip. Now I want to take a trip like this.

Chris and Jenn said...

My mouth is watering!! yummy healthy foods!! :) Looks like such a fun trip. You guys are seriously so cute together! Love It! Cant wait to see what happens in Rome!

Griffeth Family said...

I want to go!!!!!

Shannon said...

Ohhh I've been waiting for the next installment...Belgium was a perfect stop.

Now maybe Tammy will be inspired and update out of Estonia (wink wink).

Rachelle said...

i'm dying over those chocolates. seriously, i would just eat chocolate all day there!!!

looks like you guys had such a good trip. i'm jealous!

Escobar Family said...

So Brussels sounds amazing! My boss just went last week to set up some internships for students...with homestays and everything. Maybe we will consider going there...it seems enchanting!

The Texas Links said...

OOOhhhhh! I want to go! It looks so enchanting. Love those little, charming streets with the shops. AND THE WAFFLES!!!! Heavens....yummy! Soooo glad you loved it.
Hey--I just saw the Shannon post....O.K., O.K., O.K.....when I get to it.

Christine said...

Amazing!

I'll have to put Brussels on our list of "to visit someday" places.

Glad you had a good time there!

The Oakeson Gang said...

Looks so romantic!! Love those charming streets...Fairy tale-ish. I love it. Can't wait to hear about Rome!!

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Aaaaaa..... I just don't know what to say but aaaaaaaa.... BEAUTIFUL!!! So glad you had memories of a lifetime!