We’re in the process of preparing to move back to the United States. Part of this process included one last family road trip this weekend. I’m thankful that Jeff had a few ideas of places to see today outside Bruges, as the weather was still bad today.
We drove to Ieper, where some of the important battles of World War One happened.
We next drove to find the biggest British Commonwealth cemetery in the world.
From Ieper, we drove to Oostende, a beach town in Belgium. I was so happy to see the water and feel the ocean spray, but it was so windy and rainy too!
We wandered around anyway, sampling chocolates, Belgian beer, waffles, and some kibbling (fried fish) that was snatched right out of my hand by an aggressive seagull! I shrieked and let him have it!! Wow – that was freaky!!
And finally we drove home… Only 3 hours more in the car!! So glad we went and so glad to be “house,” as Juliana would say.
Life is good.