Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Belgian Sweets! ~ And On To The States~

One of the highlights in Brussels was was the waffles, candy, and chocolate shops!!
They make your mouth drop open, then water... my favorite parts were the free samples in a couple shops!

More candy and sugary goodness than you can imagine!

We had to get a Belgian Waffle since we were in Belgium and all... only problem was... the cost a WHOLE lot more than we really wanted to spend... a base price for the waffle and another euro for each topping.... so, needless to say... the super delicious looking ones, covered in chocolate, with whipped cream, strawberries, peanuts, and caramel on top.... well, those were a little out of our budget.....
.... so we got a one that was still simply delicious with caramel and chocolate, and shared it! :)  Yay for legit Belgium Waffles!
Here's a sad example of the $$ of some of the beautifully delicious Belgian chocolates!  Notice the tray on the scale, .34Kg, for 22 euros, that'd be $30 :S

Just when you thought there couldn't be anymore amazing sweets...
There's MORE!
We got rained on a little durring our exploring and really couldn't find anywhere to warm up, plus, our blood had been thoroughly thinned by the past 7 months in Africa, and we were FREEZING!  So when we done exploring and frozen to the bone we started to find our way back to the airport.
We were to cheap for any of the real eating places we found, so back in the airport we found a "supermarket" and got carrots and feasted on a loaf of bread we had gotten and a few precious Belgian Chocolates!  And spent the rest of the night in the airport trying to warm up and thaw our toes!
Mmmmm Chocolate!
Airplane meal!
Customs in Philadelphia went beautifully and when we walked through the officers said "welcome home" it felt SO GOOD!!
Once we found a place to eat in Chicago Mary sat down and fell asleep all in one motion!
We met our first delay of our ENTIRE trip (going in September and returning in May) in Chicago, it rained and hailed and all the flights were delayed.
It was a crowded airport but we got to Omaha where our friends were waiting! :)  
God is SO GOOD!

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