Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chocolate, Waffles... and chocolate waffles!

For the second half of James' TAD weekend we went to Bruges, BELGIUM! Bruges is a cute city with lots of history nearby, and lots of yummy foods and chocolate!

Pretty sure this was my first real black swan experience. Pretty cool.

Let the WWI tour begin!

Bullet from WWI. They are still found at random in the fields there. Crazy!

WWI remnants.

WWI memorial and cemetery. Soldiers from all different countries are buried here...

Local WWI museum:

WWI bunker:

Belgium chocolates!!!

Local cathedral:

Our chocolates! Yum!

The final stop on our tour - Replica WWI trenches.

My first currants experience! So delicious!

Our choice for dinner:

Belgium Lemonade anyone?

The next day we explored the cute little city of Bruges!

My favorite European sweet!

Belgium chocolate break!

Enjoying more of Bruges:

Michelangelo's only piece outside of Italy:

Kasper/Kaspar... Just another name here...

So many Swans!!!

Cute chocolates!

Alas! A Belgian Waffle!


Wish you were here!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I AMsterdam

James was due for his TAD to Germany, so naturally, we planned a trip to go with it... Actually, his Doc planned the trip, we just booked the hotels. Same thing.

Our first meal:

chicken Pancakes
We were unsure about meat on pancakes, but the pancake was not like what you think of in the states - definitely not as sweet. Delicious!

Amsterdam is very big on street performers:

Recorder Player. Classic.
Beautiful buildings  
Local Museum
Beautiful view on the water
 My mom would never come out of here:
Year round Christmas shop

 They sold fries everywhere. I loved it. I love fries!
Fries with cheese. Yes please!

Yummy fries. Pretty city.
 It just wouldn't be right if I  didn't take a pic with these too cool Dutch shoes.

I just thought it was cool...
 More street entertainment.
Flame throwing unicyclist. 
Oh jeez...
 Right outside of the Red light district there is a this church. In front of this church there is a memorial to the sex worker.... yeah...

 Kind of weird that I took this picture but I thought it was cool. It's a urinal:
Potty anyone?

Swans were all over the water here.

Pot museum.

Beautiful Train Station.
 Outside of the train station there is a parking garage specifically for bikes! There had to be tens of thousands of bikes!
Bicycle Parking garage.
 We visited the Frank's house. It was really neat and really sad to visit.
Frank House.

More beauty that is Amsterdam.
 Back in the day people who lived on the water had to pay by the size of the front of their home. I guess this person didn't want to pay a lot to live on the water. Cute!
Thinnest house.
 "Coffee Shop"
Where you can buy more than just coffee...
 We visited a popular museum:
Admiring what could be the greatest doll house ever!

Let it snow let it snow let it snow.

Art on a guitar. Awesome.
In Amsterdam you can always find dope deals. Ha... Ha... Ha...

And that wraps up our quick side trip to Amsterdam.

Wish you were here!