Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Waffles in Brussels

After Amsterdam we took a train to Brussels to visit some friends of ours that moved there in December.  Those boys jumping on the trampoline up there?  They were in heaven visiting the Vastines.  (http://vastineadventures.blogspot.com)  But more on that later.  
I only took the two above pictures the entire time we were there because I am a lame photographer, but lucky for you I had two talented photo-composers with me to steal from.
I know you're wondering if we had any good food.  How about if I let the pictures speak for themselves...
photos by Dustin and his iphone
It's a good thing I'm not spending these two years in Belgium, because friends, that would mean me coming back about three sizes bigger than when I left Illinois.  You'll notice I'm making much less of an appearance in these food photos than in the Amsterdam bunch, because a girl's gotta have some dignity.  
In case you wondered, I've met a new food crush and it's called the Belgium Waffle.  There are these tiny chunks of sugar in the waffle.  I must figure out how to make them at home or I'll be dreaming of Belgium for the rest of my life.  

Brussels via iphoto
Since we were in the city for less than 24 hours, the Vastines took us to some of the major sites.  I honestly loved Brussels.  They kept saying the weather isn't usually as nice as it was when we were there, but I won't ever believe them.  In my mind Brussels is like a smaller, sunnier, more beautiful Paris.  I definitely hope to go back someday.  If it were up to my boys they would have spent the rest of the week living out of the Vastine's guestroom, playing with Thomas and Allison, and eating "Wendy's pancakes" for breakfast.  In fact, I'm shocked they haven't already packed up and moved in with them since it's all they can talk about.

Above pictures shot by Wendy
I would venture to say that this was one of the best parts of our trip.  Everything about it was lovely - including and especially the company.  They were great hosts and they have a beautiful home with which to entertain the likes of us.  Come to think of it, maybe I'll pack up and move in with them. 


Wendy V. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've read your blog for so long...and it is so funny for me to see my family on your blog. LOL! I can't tell you how much we enjoyed your visit. It was so much fun to have you here and show you our new home. So happy to hear you loved Brussels. I too think it is a very special place. I'll have to share your blog, so more visitors will book their tickets for a visit. :) Loved, loved, loved your sweet post. Please come back...anytime!!! (And, I still feel badly for forgetting the Dunkin' Donuts coffee with the waffles for Dustin. Darn!) :)

Wendy V. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oops...with the pancakes! I have waffles on the brain. :)

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just have to say that Miles has perfect trampoline hair.

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@KatieSeriously. I often find myself jealous of his hair in general.

Julie Largent said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dear Wyse-Fisher Family,

How wonderful to see two of our beloved and deeply-missed church families spending some special time together "across the pond!" May God bless you in all that you do!!