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Jun132011

European Getaway


Jon and I just got back from a magical trip through Europe.  After saving for 3 years we were finally able to jump on a jet plane headed to Europe. After spending 4 nights at a B&B in Amsterdam we took a train down to Bruges, Belgium where we spent another 4 nights at a breathtaking B&B located right on one of the canals! Our final destination was Paris, that’s right kids, PARIS!!!! The city of love, and that it was! We rented an apartment in the Latin Quarter just steps from Notre Dame.  I can’t put into words how wonderful this getaway was for us. Just a few of our favorite memories included 15 mile bike rides through the farmlands of Amsterdam and Bruges, the tulip fields in Amsterdam, hanging out with the locals and eating local food, flea markets, roaming the streets with no agenda, seeing firsthand the masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Memling, and Rembrandt, riding the Metro all over Paris, the Eiffel Tower, lots of laughing, endless hours of people watching in cafés and pubs, Belgium chocolates, hot chocolate waffles, gelato, holding hands, day dreaming, breakfast served every morning at the B&B’s.  I could fill up a whole book on just our memories but I will spare you all and leave you with just those. 

 

Aside from all the things we did and the fun we had my favorite part about the whole trip was getting to spend every second with my love.   Here are few reasons that make my husband the best!

-Organizing and planning every bit of our European getaway. I basically just showed up

-Letting me have the window seat so I could get some good sleep on the 10-hour plane ride

-Making sure I packed the snacks I like so I didn’t get hungry along the way

-Packing all our bathroom items (if it were me we would have probably made it with just a toothbrush)

-Letting me pick which side of the bed I got to sleep on

-Jumping on bikes at 11pm for a near death ride through the dark streets of Amsterdam in search of a hot chocolate waffle. I had a craving!

-Holding my hand every chance he got

-Skipping out on some of the best restaurants because there was nothing on the menu that looked good to me

-Holding my jacket and purse while I shopped my heart out, then waiting outside the dressing room forever only to find out I didn’t really like anything. Not one complaint!

-Tickle scratches every night before bed

-Always giving me the last bite of the Gelato cone (That’s the best part!)

-Letting me win at checkers, but he won't admit it. 

-Surprising me with tickets to the top of the Eiffel Tower

-Telling me everyday how beautiful he thinks I am

-His unending amount of patience for me

-Cooking amazing dinners every night we stayed in Pairs in the tiny little kitchen we had

 

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