It was another rainy day in Brussels and Cyndi and I planned to see a few local sights. We bundled up and took the bus to the Cora (it’s like the local Walmart).
It was a short ride and a long walk and then we wandered up and down the aisles looking for christmas lights and license plate holders. They had everything we needed and Cyndi picked up a few more bags of sausages while we were there. We walked back to the bus and then rode to the stop for the Aldi and picked up some schnitzel for dinner.
The rain had let up so we walked home from there. After we unpacked the groceries, we walked to The Open for lunch.
The Open is a local French bistro, about a block from Cyndi’s house. Cyndi suggested we visit since they had the best fondue in town. It was essentially a giant pot of melted racklette cheese with small potatoes in the bottom of the pot. It came with a salad and a trio of meats.
From there we walked to the Arc de Triomphe which is literally two blocks from Cyndi’s apartment.
Access to the top of the Arc is through the Military History Museum, so we bought a ticket and went up to the top.
The views of the city were amazing! Since our ticket was good for the museum as well, we went down and walked through that as well.
The air wing was our favorite part.
Across the parking lot from the military museum is Auto World so of course I wanted to see that!
Sadly the American Dream Cars show doesn’t open until December 15th, long after I leave. But the rest of the cars were pretty amazing.
We walked home from there, it was only two blocks. Cyndi made schnitzel and when Gil got home we had dinner and a movie. It had been a long day so we turned in early so we’d be well rested for our trip to Bruges!