Friday, June 5, 2009

Our New Neighborhood

I guess I need to start a new blog about Belgium, but for now, I'll keep adding onto my Alaskan one. You can still click on the months on the right side and read over past posts if you want to check out those pictures.
We are slowly settling into our new neighborhood. We walked around for a bit yesterday afternoon. It's a beautiful little town. There are lots of biking/walking paths around. Because this is such a small base, there aren't a lot of Americans around. I'm sure we appear a bit strange to the locals, but everyone has been really kind to us. This is the church with the bells that we have been hearing. You can just see the tip of it from our apartment, so we knew it wouldn't be far.

You can see most of the town by just walking around a big circle. All of the signs are in Dutch, of course, but there are pictures on a lot of store fronts, so it's not too hard to figure them out. There is a bakery and deli very close to us. We've already been to the little neighborhood market to get a few essentials.

Belgiums are very conscious of appearance. They keep their homes and yards looking perfect. You don't see any long grass or weeds here.

Here is a closer view of the church. I'm told that they open it up to tours occassionally, and you can climb up narrow stairs all the way to the top of the bell tower. We'll definitely have to do that. Brandon wants to see what it looks like up there. We are going to get out and see some more of the area today. Have a beautiful day!


English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a quaint town which looks to be full of possiblities of fun and adventure.
Best wishes to you :-)

BelgiumBarb said...

Thank you so much for the well wishes. Even though the town is small, there is always something going on and new places to explore. We are having lots of fun here.