Brussels to London
-We are business owners, this is exciting! Our original plan for today was to travel by train to Paris. Madeline been aching to see the Eiffel Tower forever and she also wanted to see my old office just across the Champs Élysées and of course the delectable thought of having a French croissant.
After breakfast we took a cab over to the Grand Plas, we couldn't leave Brussels without visiting the most famous chocolate shop which started it all in 1857-Neuhaus. Jean Neuhaus a pharmacist who covered his medicines in chocolate to make them more palatable--such a simple idea followed through. As we strolled around the village and felt as if we were walking through a history book. So much more to learn and explore, we cannot wait to come back.
After lunch we decided to bypass Paris this time around and opted to board the Eurostar for the 2-hour journey onto London—this was a great geography lesson for Madeline. I love that in our school, learning happens all the time, and there is no division between learning and life
A late afternoon arrival in London, ahh London, Home Sweet Home. We used to live in London and it was good to get back to a country where we speak the language and could stay at our favorite London hotel, the Marriott at Regents Park. The staff pays attention to every detail and it's location is central to everything (including our old neighborhood haunts) AND they always takes very good care of us.
As soon as we checked into our room, we crashed. Ahh, it’s good to be home.
Linda and Madeline