Friday, February 27, 2009

MB in BE: Gent Edition

Our last stop on the Belgium tour was Gent. We enjoyed some wonderful lunches at little bakeries and had two scrumptious dinners. All told, Myrna managed to do six nights out and about letting her parents dine free of fussing. We finally checked the last belgian treat off the list, sampling some gourmet chocolate pralines. The weather stayed somewhat nice, and we took lots of long walks around town. On Monday we wandered around one of the three Beguinages in Gent. Myrna was a tad disappointed, thinking the Beguinage would look a bit more like Beyonce's Single Ladies video.
Tuesday we headed back to Karneval-hangover Köln. The train ride from Brussels to Köln was a nice cap to the trip, since we took over the Kleinkinder room on the train - our own sealed-off sanctuary with seven seats and our baggage strewn about the room, where Chris could tell his daughter all about the different spiders in Oklahoma. If only we could have this set-up on the plane.

Quick update: I wrote this before we left Köln, but just now am posting it now that we have finally arrived safely in Seattle. More about our fun adventure, but let's just say it's 2 am and we (and by we I mean Myrna, who slept most of the time) are all still thinking it is 11 am.


Aaron Burkhalter said...

Huh. I didn't know you had such an interest in Beguinages.

Pray tell: When did you begin the Beguinage interest?

BWAH HA HA HA! I slay me!

Chris Burkhalter said...

Lets not go reconstructing that fable again, Mr. Bernstein.

Aaron Burkhalter said...

I'm pretty sure that was actually Cole Porter...