Thursday, July 8, 2010


On our 5th day in Paris, we took off and spent the day in Brussels, Belgium. It's about a three hour drive from Paris. Tata and Pierre rented us a LIMO to make the trip more fun. And let me tell you, driving through the French countryside in a limousine is such a fun way to see the landscape!

I have to be honest, I was a little reluctant to "waste" one of my Paris days in Belgium. Ryan was excited about it and his enthusiasm (plus the thought of a relaxing/beautiful drive in a limo) convinced me to go. I'm SO glad I went! Brussels had a lot of the Parisian charm with less than half of the tourists (hypocritical, I know). It was a fun change of pace and now I can say I've been to Belgium.

*in The Grand'Place - one of the most beautiful town squares in the world!

So of course we loaded up on Belgian waffles and chocolate while we were there. The waffles were more of a dessert than a breakfast food. They're thick like old fashioned donuts with a sweet glaze and whatever toppings you want! And the chocolate... Oh the chocolate! We bought two 13.5 lb. bags of Belgian chocolate chips. They were one of our only souvenirs for ourselves from the whole trip. They are currently in my freezer and my chocolate chip cookies have been to die for since we've gotten home (not to toot my own horn, but seriously). I also eat them like candy whenever I go to the movies or need something sweet.

Long story short, no regrets here. If you get the chance to go to Belgium, take it from me, it's not a waste. It' was beautiful. And delicious.


jenn king said...

yum!!!!! adorable pictures :)

Emily Rosell said...

um, i hope we have like Day 20 on these pics, because i love them.

and your mom brought me back some belgium truffles??!! amazing, except I had to stop eating baby was up for a day straight..she was wired.
they are in a ziploc in the back of my pantry...come december, they are all mine!

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

belgium looks awesome! the main square reminds me a little of the it's a small world ride. these look like engagement pics of you and ryan, so cute!

Larsen Party 24/7 said...

oh, and i'm copying your "day one, day two" vacation format for our new york's a good way to organize it :)

ruth said...

1- I like you in that lipstick
2- is someone using TRA on these!!
3` I have officially finishe 3 bags of chocolate chips ......myself.

Ashley said...

Brussels is one of my fav cities too! So glad you got to go there and enjoyed yourselves.

vanessa lamb photography said...

those waffles are like heaven on earth just looking at the picture of them makes my mouth water.

ps your pictures look awesome!

Beth said...

MMMmmmmmmm! Love that Chocolate! And love these blogs...I get to relive that wonderful trip!

And a Limo ride across France was amazing! (Thanks to TaTa and Pierre)

J said...

Wow that is a LOT of chocolate! But worth it! :)