Friends and Family at the Lake

Lake Como, Italy was the setting for two very special reunions we just experienced – visiting grandparents as well as a rendezvous with our old DC pals who are now living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia! We could not have picked a more beautiful setting to catch up with family and friends – the lake, mountains, delicious pasta and wine were the truly the icing on the cake of our visit with the people we love most.

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Flower Carpet

Flowers, flowers, flowers!  The Flower Carpet is one of the famous events Brussels is known for – a colorful design of flowers that covers the square of the beautiful Grand Place.  It only happens once every two years and lasts for just a few days – so this was our chance to see it. According to the history of the Flower Carpet, it began in 1971 to promote the creator’s favorite begonias. As you can see from the pictures, the kids were impressed!  (Morgan later commented – too bad they didn’t have a carousel.)  After admiring the flowers, we stopped at our favorite outdoor seafood restaurant for lunch.  Morgan loved the “circle chicken” (a.k.a. calamari).  

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Ballet Spectacle

Morgan’s ballet “spectacle” was today – a performance put on by her ballet school, La Passerelle, and Morgan’s first performance in a real theater in front of a big audience.  I thought she might be a bit apprehensive about being on stage in … Continue reading