With my parent’s only visiting for 10 days, we have lots to do in a short amount of time. We managed to get a full tour of Bruges in one day. After arriving by train we walked into the town center. My mom oohed and ahhhed at all the little homes and narrow streets. She would stop every few steps to take pictures. When we reached the main square we took a carriage ride through Bruges. There is something magical about this carriage ride. My mom and dad were smiling ear from ear. They loved it. We enjoyed lunch at Cambrinus. This restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere and offers 400 beers. I would not recommend going there if you are a foodie though. The food was ok, but it’s more about the atmosphere and beer. Before we made our way to Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan (Brewery), we took a canal boat tour. Bruges is known for their beautiful canals. Our guide gave the tour in three different languages. He was charming. The canal tour gives a different perspective of Bruges. On our way to the Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, we stopped at our favorite chocolate shops, Galler and Mary’s. Mom passed on the chocolate and Dad wanted more (he he he …) We finished our day with a nice cold beer (that’s not true… When we were at the train station Adam ran to a store while we were waiting for the train and got Dad and himself one more beer to enjoy on the train.) The Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan is a fantastic brewery and has delicious beers, food and a great atmosphere. We headed home around 18:00. Mom and Dad passed out on the train home. It was a wonderful day!
When we lived in Lemoore Adam and I loved driving to Sequoia National Park. In Sequoia we would go hiking, have a picnic, and then do a little more hiking. It was wonderful! In the last eight months we have not found parks like Sequoia. We have seen a lot beauty and have travelled to many great places, but we miss our outdoor hiking days.
After reading about Luxembourg’s hiking trails we decided to make an over night trip. We are so glad we did, as it will be our new Sequoia National Park! This is exactly what Adam and I needed. It took us about two hours by car to reach Hotel Brimer. The hotel has so much character with old antiques, and knick-knaks along the hallways. Hotel Brimer has been family owned for over 100 years. From the hotel we walked to the beginning of our four and a half hour hike. The hiking trails go all through Luxembourg. We went up and down hills, and climbed through huge rock gorges. At one point we came across a large group of rock climbers. It made my stomach turn watching them climb up a very steep rock. The hiking trails were so well marked. Adam got really excited after he saw a mountain bike sign.
The next morning he rented a mountain bike and went back on the trails for a few hours. I stayed at the hotel and treated myself to a massage.
Travel With Me Abroad
Hello to all. I’m very excited for the opportunity to share
my upcoming adventures through Themetrip. In the next couple of months my
husband and I will be starting a new chapter in our lives with our big move to
A little about the upcoming blog and myself:
I love food! While eating breakfast I’m already talking about dinner. I will be posting notes and pictures of where we dine, what we eat and sometimes what I cook.
I love adventures! With my husband being in the Navy, we have had and have the ability to visit and experience places all over the world. I will post about our travels and experiences while living in Belgium.