Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
After just returning from my second trip to Brugge, I thought it about time to write my travel recommendation. Brugge is a great weekend getaway for quiet and relaxation. Granted, there are a ton of travelers in the summer, but with only a few things to see (and it not being a CITY city), it still makes for a great mini-holiday.
First visit, A and I visited in the Fall/Winter. Second visit, I went with family (the Burkes.. now known as the Burke-y’s.. or at least according to the Belgians). Both trips were different and enjoyable.
Hotel: Martin’s Hotel Brugge (a cheap, but actually nice hotel located in the very center of town). Parking is available, but cheaper parking is available down the street in a public garage.
Must-Sees: Micaelangelo’s ‘Madonna and Child’ at Church of Our Lady, Basilica of the Holy Blood (which OCCASIONALLY displays Christ’s blood), the Belfry Tour (300 something stairs to the top for a good view of the city), Market Square, and Burg Square.
Must-Dos: drink Belgian beer (try as MANY as possible!), eat Belgian chocolate (eat lots, you’re on vacay!), eat Belgian waffles (topped with anything/everything), eat Belgian cheese, walk aimlessly through the narrow cobble stoned streets, and take a 30- minute (and cheap) boat ride through the canals.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Found out yesterday one of my family's Golden Retrievers died - Beaux. Of course, this was to be expected: he was 14 years old and blind, but still so, so sad. Last time I was home, I knew it was coming. He had trouble getting up, but still happy as could be! I said my goodbyes, but that doesn't make it any easier.