Chocolate & Beer Capital of the World!
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Last night, we had something to eat at a bistro up the street and watched Paris play Kiev in soccer. Enjoyed the locals watching the slow game! Then we went for a walk and ran into the restaurant Breakfast in America. I had read about it in a tour book, saying it was owned by a guy from Connecticut. So I dragged bob in and had an Obama shake -- that's what it was called --- peanut butter and chocolate! Enjoyed it while gazing at the Obama 2008 sign! Bob had cheese fries and a Sam Adams .
This is a short entry because basically Brussels is kind of dull except for the chocolate and beer! Next blog entry will be our closing thoughts, but will leave you with a tidbit - I tried to make several citizens arrest with the many women wearing white pants, come on, it's well after Labor Day! But being rebuffed wondered if this is another great American rule!
We left Paris this morning on the high speed train which went 186 mph! I bought the international newspaper to read about Romney and the 47% videos (thanks to all my politically active blog readers , we watched the videos last night on utube!), but read about my Pats in the sports section! Hernandez hurt? Omg! We arrived in Brussels and our room was not ready. We left to explore the city, found the historic area, and had some lunch outside. It was a very a pretty setting, and I had the same lunch I had most days: Croque Monsieur - Grilled cheese and ham on bread. And each one has been different! And we each had huge beers! We did some shopping for a coworker of bob's who wanted some special chocolates for her daughter, had to go to many shops to find it! We returned to be given the worst room in the hotel and without a/c. We waited a long time for the new room, and actually are still at the lounge waiting for it. I am disappointed in the expensive hotel that bob's conference is at. And to be honest, Brussels is not that great. Better places to see than the beer capital. Though we are trying to sample as many different kinds as we can! success in that!!!