Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Traveling with the kids

Sunday David, Rachel, Steve and I took advantage of the continuing sunny (but cold) weather and went to Ypres, where we had lunch, checked out their collegiale (big church that's not a cathedral), and wandered the streets gazing at the architecture of buildings rebuilt in the old style after being destroyed in the war. We didn't run across any lost wallets so we moved on to Oostende, which, as you might have guessed, is at the end of Belgium. Only not the east end. Go figure. Anyway, it being October, there wasn't anyone swimming at what must be one heck of a crowded beach during the summer. It was just a wide expanse of beautiful beach and the Atlantic Ocean out there, a gorgeous sight on a sunny day. But one can imagine how threatening it must appear on a rainy, gray day. We'll attach a picture when we get around to downloading them.

Today we're playing hooky from work to take Rachel and Steve to Aachen, Germany. It's been on my list of places to visit since we got here and it's only about two hours away from us. More to come...

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