- Drink coffee (or beer or wine).
- Listen to Christmas music.
- Eat lots of Belgian chocolate.
- Wear cozy clothes.
- Wear slipper socks.
- All other rules are null and void.
Viper Pilot: “We were still fighting off the wild west and these people were all like ‘We should really restore this pile of crap…’“
Ain’t it the truth?
We wandered into another little square where a group was playing some version of baseball/golf game. Entertainment on every corner.
Gent is a party. There is more to life than beer and chocolate, but not in this city. We took a break from all the wandering and slipped into a tavern called the Dulle Griet where they offer a beer menu with something like 400 different types of Belgian beer.
The old pub is lovely, the smell of beer and the floor-to-ceiling wood covers you like a blanket.
The pub is famous for one speical beer that is served in a 1.2 liter tube held in a wooden rack. Since it is quite expensive, the waiter asks you for your right shoe as a glass deposit and will drop it in a basket hanging from the ceiling until you finish your beer. Since we had to drive home later that day, we decided to take a rain-check on the yard of beer and settled for the first two blonds we could find…BEER that is, blond BEER, not blond people. That came out wrong…
We had such a blast on our Belgian Beercation. We are getting a few things taken care of around the house on our last few days of leave before it’s back to work on Tuesday. We are making Thanksgiving dinner tonight (we have a little tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving just us, usually with enough food for 15-20 people) and I’ll share some of our favorite holiday recipes with you later!
What’s your least favorite thing about coming home from a vacation? For me it’s the laundry. I don’t even mind unpacking the suitcase, but it’s the loads of laundry, folding and putting clothes away that ensues that I dread…