We’ve made it.
Well… sort of.
We left early this morning for Germany.
Via France, Brussels, and the Netherlands.
And all in one day.
So while we aren’t in Germany yet, we’ve packed quite a bit in for one day. But I suppose that’s one of the things that is so wonderful about living in Europe. You are never more than a few hours drive from another country.
We boarded the euro tunnel early this morning and Josh was very excited to be going on a train.
Can you see the excitement in their faces there in the backseat?
It was really cute.
Until we realised several minutes into the crossing that there was no air conditioning on the train.
And we weren’t allowed to turn our car on.
There was no air or breeze or any relief whatsoever.
And so we sat, inside what felt like a cattle car, baking away in the 90 something degree heat.
Thankfully that was over in about 30 minutes or so and we got off the train and drove through France and into Belgium, where we stopped in Ieper for lunch.
It was a lovely little town and we really enjoyed walking around the city centre.
Josh had been such a good boy on the drive, we thought he had earned some ice cream.
That and we wanted an excuse to get some too.
We then got back on the road, driving through downtown Brussels, which was a huge mistake.
I don’t know if anyone has any experience with driving over in Europe, but I’ve spent my whole life driving in LA which is notorious for bad drivers, and I couldn’t believe how aggressive drivers are here in Belgium.
Is that just me?
We eventually made it out of the traffic and into the Netherlands where we are staying before finally reaching Germany tomorrow.