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Five days in Brussels. A few days to relax and catch up on washing .... Oh what fun!! Brugge is on the must see list as is the auto museum with the boys. Sampling some chocolate and some Belgium frittes will have to be factored in also!
Rowan and Cailean reporting from Brussels:
We finally got underway just 20 minutes after Auntie Laura arrived to pick us up for the airport. Mom wasn't dressed yet, and still had to start putting her stuff and Dad’s in a suitcase!
The flight was really long; we were told we had to sleep because when we arrived it would be 7: …
... that they sold some cases in the US this past year to put a new roof on the monastery. And the beer sold for more than $100 a case. Now that's good beer!
They then walked us to the famous statue called Mannequin Pis (little boy peeing) and the lesser known Jeanneke Pis (little girl peeing) which are actually fountains in Brussels. We saw the boy 40 years ago...first time seeing the girl. Along the way we had real ...
... their lives in the Allied Operations to liberate France and the Low Countries that took place between September 1944 and Spring, 1945. 8,301 headstones, 8,122 Latin crosses and 179 Stars of David, among them 40 sets of brothers and 6 Medal of Honor recipients, arranged in parallel arcs stretch across 65.5 acres of bright green lawn into the visible distance. In addition, the names of 1,722 missing in action are engraved on the 101 foot stone tower ...
... front of the Atomium taking in the view.
Later that afternoon we visited the Rene Magritte Museum and saw 10 stories worth of artwork! Each wall of the museum had a quote and it matched with the paintings hanging from it. The famous The Thinker sculpture by Auguste Rodin was in display at the second museum we visited. We had another waffle after leaving the museum - we were mentally drained!
We checked out of the apartment and proceeded ...
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