Saturday, November 24, 2007

Look out we come!

Monday, the 27th of November is our 3rd wedding anniversary so I thought I'd surprise my husband with a little surprise getaway. I've been looking into trips and such for months now and decided that Brugge, Belgium was the place for us. I arranged all of this days off with his work and Monday we're off for a four day fabulous getaway! It's our first vacation that doesn't involve a 10 to 14 hour trek across the ocean and state of Illinois and a 3 week frenzy of running around trying to spend as much time as possible with everybody and I am soooooo looking forward to it. (I'm originally from Gillespie/Benld/Highland/Springfield/Edwardsville areas for the reader who asked)

A few months ago I was playing the "where have you always wanted to go but never been" game to get some ideas as to where Marco has and hasn't been and where he'd like to go and Brugge was high on his list. After checking it out online and discovering they have a chocolate museum I was sold. HAHA No but really, the city is supposed to be absolutely beautiful and this is a great time of year to go. It's also helpful that it's only a 2.5 hour car ride away!

While there we're going to be staying at a cute little B&B Karel de Stoute, visiting places like the amazing Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival, the aforementioned chocolate museum as well as Brugge's Christmas Market! I think Marco's a little excited to enjoy a few Belgian beers while we're in the neighborhood. When I planned the trip I didn't know I would be pregnant and was expecting to try some of their cherry beer (and other fruit flavors) I'd heard about but alas it's not going to happen this trip and I am just fine with that!

So that's what going on in my life this next week. I will be taking TONS of pictures and will be sure to share when we return.

Until then...have a very happy and healthy week everybody!

P.S. In case anybody was wondering, we (obviously) don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, as it's an American holiday, so I didn't stuff myself silly last Thursday. As a matter of fact I had a Thai curry chicken and rice dish that was nothing remotely close to the delectables my momma makes. It bubbles in the microwave for a mere 6 minutes where the turkey roasts for hours and hours and yummy hours. I do miss the holiday, spending time with my family, cooking with my mom, seeing everybody together, pumpkin pie, stuffing, sweet potatoes... but I sure don't miss the calories!


Salsera Gringuita said...

Oh Sarah you will love Brugge! It's a beautiful and quaint little city. Have a lovely trip!


Sonya said...

Sounds like you have a great trip planned! I hope you guys have a great romantic time together!