Hubby and I, and Son and Daughter-in-law, went to
We had a fab time in
I bought some Ahmad English Breakfast Tea No. 1 - my FAVORITE, in
We saw the Lion King and Tonight's the Night (Rod Stewart musical) on stage in
There were hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of
We took Eurostar to
After two hours trying to see a bit of Brussels besides the inside of the train station, and failing, we gave up and boarded a train to Trier, Germany - which has a Roman gate - the Black Gate, made of sandstone. Son had used this gate as a location in his last game, Deus Ex II: The Invisible War. The gate is still standing because those crazy Romans bored holes (okay, their slaves bored holes) though the stones and poured in molten metal. The birth of rebar! We loved the town and the friendly people, and the pub, and the beer and the apple wine. Also saw the results of a recent car accident. A guy in a BMW sped around a curve, hit a low wall, flipped and landed upside down in a fountain. Luckily for him, there was no water, or rather ice, in the fountain, and he had airbags all around.
Then, on to
We had spent Christmas Eve in
After sleeping and watching TV most of Christmas Day, eating the buffet breakfast at the hotel, and having fruit and crackers we had stashed away, for Christmas Dinner, we boarded a train to
I was continuing to have the worst sore throat I have ever experienced. I had used all my herbs and meds. In
Anyway, remind me never to vacation in COLD countries in the winter-time again. Next winter it's either Club Med in the Turks and
The trip home started with snow in
Even though the dollar is extremely weak against the Euro and the Pound right now, Hubby and I have a serious love affair with
*I think this Sagittarius horoscope I have taped to my computer says it all: "There is no known antidote to the travel bug, so your're dealing with a lifetime affliction. If you're not away from home now, then in the back of your mind, you're planning your next getaway." Is that ME or what!