Hello my blogger friends!
We’ve returned home safely yesterday evening after a great week in the Ardennes. I’m taking you on a little trip of what we’ve been doing the past week.
Friday we spent most of the day in the car. Due to traffic jams the trip took us over 5 hours instead of 3. So when we arrived in our bungalow we were tired and didn’t do much more than go out for dinner at night.
Saturday morning I took my first run of 3.5K. I’m not used to running on hills and as there were plenty of those it was a tough run and a short one but I enjoyed every minute of it. The weather wasn’t that good on Saturday so in the morning we visited Durbuy, the smallest city in the world, and went back to the bungalow in the afternoon to watch the soccer game The Netherlands-Japan. In the evening we went back to Durbuy to have dinner.
Sunday was a cold and rainy day too. In the morning we went to a place called Anseremme. Here was the start of a motor pleasure ride which R. was supposed to join too, he knew a couple of those guys and wanted to go there. After that we went back to the bungalow as R. wanted to watch MotoGP. When that was finished the rain had stopped and we decided to go for a walk with Bella. We planned to go for an hour or so but the trail we took never seemed to end and we kept walking and walking. I think we walked for about 10 to 12 K (6.2 / 7.4 miles) which took us about two and an half hours. We had to carry Bella for a while because she is still to little for such a long walk.
On Monday the weather was getting better: more sunshine. From that point on the weather kept getting bettter and better: no more rain and more and more sunshine. We went to visit the caves of Han-sur-Lesse and took a guided tour for an hour and an half. The cave was beautiful.
Tuesday morning I took another run of 4K this time. The weather was great and I enjoyed this run very much.
We drove to a town called La Roche where we visited a ruin of a castle from the middle ages. After that we took a tour through the town in a mini train.
The weather was perfect for a day on the water. So we rented a kayak and paddled down the river for almost 3 hours. We stopped twice to sit down by the water. Bella loved it but curious as she is, she fell in the water 5 minutes after we took off. That was her first experience with water but she wasn’t scared of it, just very wet.
Our last day. We decided to go home because it was getting hotter and hotter and it was too hot for Bella to take her everywhere. Besides that the bed in our bungalow was terrible, we haven’t been sleeping well for one night and we had a huge desire to sleep in our own bed again. Before we drove home we went to Stavelot. Here was a F1 museum about the circuit Spa-Franchorchamps. R. went to visit that alone as I’m not very interested and there we no dogs allowed inside. So Bella and I waited outside in the grass.
After that we drove to Coo. The waterfalls of Coo are kind of famous in Belgium but I have to admit that I expected it to be higher. This was just a little waterfall. We’ve been in Umbria two years ago where we saw a much bigger one. We didn’t stay here very long and decided to drive home after this.
We’ve had a great week and did lots of fun things. Eating was not good at all but that’s okay, I’ll pick that up again next week. We’ve been very active this week, did lots of walking, kayaking and running (only me). But there’s no place like home and I’m glad to be back home again.
I’ve missed reading your blogs and will catch up on that this weekend. We have two more weeks of vacation which we will spend at home. The weather forecast for next week is great: sunshine and about 25 C (77 degrees).