Today was a day full of much travel. This morning we had to say goodbye to Grandma Jacobs. We took her to Brussels, to the airport, to travel back to Pine Island, Florida. We made it to the airport in plenty of time and we already miss her.
Once we jettisoned Grandma we headed to Ghent, Belgium. This is another of the 4 major cities in Belgium that everyone has probably heard of. (Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Bruges). We arrived there courtesy of our ever diligent GPS, navigated the parking, and hopped out into the rainy, overcast, bleary sights of Ghent. It wasn’t shaping up to be a very good day. We saw some churches, some monuments, some sights, a guy peeing on the street….tried to sneak that one past you. This is NOT the first time we’ve witnessed this performance. For all of our American faults, at least we don’t just pee wherever we feel like it. (Major sporting events excluded). I will also allude to a trip down a street that can only be described by the Homeroamers blog. Let’s just say I never saw any red lights on this street, so it was quite unexpected. Give Jen a couple of days to come up with the words for that aspect of our trip. I’m sure it will be worth it.
The day cleared up a little later, but for the most part our trip through Ghent was fairly uneventful and we all agreed that the towns closer to us held more allure for their cleanliness and interesting sights….or lack thereof.
Here are a couple of pictures of us goofing around in Ghent. More soon.