20 Aug 2012
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?
When our guests from Southern France where gone, I was surprised that I wasn't that tired as we have visited a lot this last day ! As it was so hot and I didn't want to move anymore I sorted out the pictures I had taken the day before.
We had a look on the Royal Palace in Brussels which is the official "office" of King Albert II
Then I drove to the other side of Brussels to visit the Basilica of Koekelberg on Koekelberg hill, which is a landmark on the Brussels skyline. It is the largest building in Art Deco style in the world
From there we visited the Atomium and had lunch under the huge balls.
While talking with her hands Claudie spilled her beer over her t-shirt which caused a lot of laughter !
After our little break we went over to Mini Europe, and "travelled" through 28 European countries in about 1 1/2 hour ! Here you see Paris and the Eiffel tower, just under the real Atomium !
Pierre tried to drive a boat somewhere in the Netherlands
And I was sitting in front of Westminster and Big Ben ! The little copies of these famous buildings are very well built !
On Sunday it was even more hot, we approached 37°C (98 F). Impossible to go out elsewhere then in a nice wood. We choose the Solvay Park, with a lot of wood.
It's a beautiful place with a castle, but we prefered to stay in the wood and after Charly's bath we set in this tavern and had a cool beer.
Nicole's dog Charly was more than happy to swim in the cool water of one of the ponds and tried to pull out the root of a tree. We were sitting on a bench and enjoyed the coolness of the wood.
Then Charly met another dog and his owner took us to a fountain, where the dogs cleaned themselves, or rather were pushed in and jumped out !
and then slowly we returned home. It was a real nice afternoon.