Thursday, March 21, 2013

brussels, belgium.

A long weekend here means a chance to visit another country and eat some new foods!  As you know, we like Belgium... for the waffles, hot chocolate, fries and beer.  During this last long weekend we had the chance to visit Brussels with the Rigsby's and check out some new sites, and foods :)
Enjoying a slow breakfast with our little fam.

A peak at the EU building.  It was neat to see the area surrounding where the EU meets.  We were not able to take a tour as the offices were closed but it was still neat to check out the grounds where history is made.
 The Rigs.
Famous little peeing man, aka Manneken-Pis.  The statue is literally the size of a baby (61 cm), it's rather small. The statue has over 700 outfits so whenever you visit Brussels this lil' man will probably be wearing a new outfit (he changes several times a week and the schedule is posted in a few places around town!).  We were visiting on St. Patrick's day so he was dressed in his Irish get up.
So you have an idea of how small he really is and how cute Jess and I are :)
 David & Solomon
In the town square there are many interesting statues on the top of the buildings.  There was a funny story we read about the man on the horse... it seems he's pointing to another statue across the court and then that one is looking at another... anyway, the story is about which statue passed gas and they are blaming each other for the smell.  It was funny that this story was in our tour book and when you saw the statues "blaming" each other for the smell, it gave us a laugh.

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