We have arrived in Belgium! What a relief. I cannot tell you.
We flew out from Boise airport. We were fortunate to catch a non-stop flight, from LA!! Boy, if there is anything near torture, try flying through the night in a very cramped space. After 9.5 hours on the plane, we landed at London Heathrow. We found our way through the Underground to Kings Cross Station. Amanda went and found Platform 9 & 3/4 of Harry Potter fame and took a few pictures. We waited, checked in for Eurorail at St. Pancras Station, and enjoyed a Cornish Pasty. A first for Amanda, a beloved memory for me.
We climbed aboard the Eurorail which treated us to a trip through the Chunnel. France proved to have beautiful scenery. We got off at Lille, France and switched trains. We rode to Kortrijk, Belgium. James met us at the station and now we are in our digs at Oostrozebeke, Belgium.
Funny thing, we knew we needed to get to Kortrijk but we forgot to bring James & Catherine’s phone number and address. Meaning, when we arrived, we were totally at their mercy. We couldn’t catch a taxi to their home, and we could not call them. It is sure a good thing James showed up with his little Toyota.
We find ourselves babysitting while J & C are off to branch council. We put the kids to bed in 15 minutes, take a shower, and crash ourselves! We are exhausted
Be sure to check our joint Blog. Amanda will include some pictures there with some commentary. I will also upload to a new European Album all our photos we deem of sufficient quality to share with the world.