We loaded up Tori the Touareg and took a day trip to Brussels. For chocolate, french fries, and beer, of course.
Everything about Brussels is magnificent. We stopped in a chocolate shop (ok, three) to pick up a few to take home since I’d already depleted my collection from the last time I was in Brussels. It would be wrong to not get involved with chocolate when in Belgium.
Indulge, I told myself. I insist.
While munching on chocolate, we did a little window shopping. There was a smearing of chocolate drool and a hand print or two on a few of the windows.
The weather was beautiful – a rare occasion in Germany, yes, but an even rarer occurrence in Belgium – so we spent a little extra time walking outside. We found our way to the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, something new for the Viper Pilot and I.
The church, like those in the rest of Europe, was put together in pieces over 300 years, but the construction initially began in the early 1200s. The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and currently holds an important role in the local Archdiocese.
We worked our way back to the car, stopping to look at several water fountains. <– Owen’s favorite.
It was team naptime for all passengers on the ride home. Everyone was tuckered out from a fun-filled day (and chocolate).
It was so fun sharing Owen with his grandparents for a few days, he is so loved! We can’t wait to see them again!