Forgive me dear readers for getting out of sequence, I am writing here about Brussels, Belgium and well, based on the timeline of the blog, we haven’t gotten here yet. I am about five days behind real time, but after a bottle of wine with dinner, so be it.
Jeannie and I have two different ways of looking at things … duh. These two images kind of say it all. One is of her purchase of high quality, expensive, Belgian chocolate. There are chocolate shops on every street, LOTS of chocolate shops. But Neuhaus is supposed to be some of the best. Not only is it boxed, and in a fashionable bag, since it was raining they place it in its own raincoat. Jeannie assures me that the chocolate is indeed excellent. I don’t know, I haven’t had any … I drank wine … tonight.
On the other hand, the other image is of two empty beer bottles. This is the best beer I have EVER tasted. (thanks to Muriel at the Fin de Siecle restaurant). This beer is brewed inside the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, near the town of Rochefort, where they have been brewing beer since 1595. There are approximately 15 monks resident at the monastery. As with all other Trappist breweries, the beer is only sold in order to financially support the monastery and some other charitable causes. So, not ONLY is this beer great, drinking it is for a good cause!
So, even though we are walking 5-10 miles (8-16 km) per day, we still have to watch our calories. We just do it differently.