I can’t believe it but it’s our last full day of our journey as we will spend the next two making our way home! It’s been an amazing run and we are so grateful to have this trip of a lifetime. The kids have been terrific, helpful and got to experience many new cultures, cuisines and explore the beauty of Europe.
The last five days of our trip had been unplanned and we decided to split it between Germany and Belgium. Yesterday was my birthday and I cant think of a better way to to have spent it– the French fry museum, walking around the canals, spending time near the exquisite swans, munching on mussels and fries and a sundae with glorious hot melted Belgian chocolate!
PS- Did you know that the french fry originated in Belgium around 1750? A river froze one winter, and the Belgian people were unable to catch and fry their favorite small fish, so they cut potatoes in the shape of these fish, fried them up and served them as a substitute. Originally named “frites,” they got their American name when during World War I some French-speaking Belgian soldiers shared their frites with American soldiers who nicknamed them french fries.