in the US

We landed in Philadelphia yesterday afternoon having survived an 8 1/2-hour flight from Brussels. We immediately experienced some authentic Philly culture in the form of a gravel-voiced waitress at a nearby diner (“What’ll ya have, sweet-haht“), where we got a quick burger-and-fries fix before sending Farrell back to the airport to fly to Colorado and start his US tour with the Language of Termites.

In the meantime, my role as Darwin’s one-and-only is being downgraded by the second as his grandparents shower him with all of the affection and attention they’ve been storing up since they saw him in October.

My plans for the next two weeks:
– say “hi” to Darwin occasionally
– stuff my suitcase with new clothes
– fill up my time with Skillshare classes (I just bought a membership for myself and I love it so far)
– eat Ethiopian food at least a billion times, if not more

Posting will probably be slow, but you can head over to Annie’s blog, Montgomery Fest, and check out my guest post on how I met Farrell (and stay to read her posts! She has envy-inducing adventures).

When we fly back to Belgium, my dad and stepmom are coming with us! Tell me all about the most fun things to do in Belgium (or day-trip distance from Ghent), because even at six months, I’m not much of an expert. Alsjeblieft and dank u wel!

8 replies on “in the US”

    1. I MUST FIND IT! People so far have only said that there is “maybe still a good one in Brussels, but I think it turned into a Congolese restaurant”, and it crushed me. It would be amazing to find one in Gent, thank you for the tip!

  1. hope you’re eating well and kicking your feet up while Darwin gets spoiled like crazy! thanks for the shout-out…ever our blogs are friends! hehe

    1. I am shopping well, most definitely, and having a wonderful time observing Darwin have the time of his life with the grandparents. I can’t wait to get back and hear all about your trip!

  2. I had never heard of Skillshare before but it’s right up my alley. I’m bookmarking it for the summer, when I’ll have free time to fill. Logo designing, photography-skill honing, and writing workshops, awww yesssss.

  3. It’s also a bit out of the way, but there’s an Ethiopian restaurant in Leuven that’s pretty good – House of Lalibela 🙂

    By the way, I’m a first-time commenter and just wanted to say that the photos of your family in Belgium are positively heartwarming. The country is really a feast for the senses. I’m an American, but I lived in Belgium as a child, and have nothing but good recollections of the place; seeing Darwin grow up in Belgium really brings back the old childhood memories. I’m impressed that you guys decided to enroll Darwin in local school and are making an effort to learn Dutch, especially since it’s so easy to just get by on English in Flanders! Ik hoop dat jullie nog vele mooie jaren in België mogen beleven!

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