October 30, 2011
Brugge is a breathtaking, perfect fairytale town. Aileen, Eric and I were lucky to arrive for the prime autumn foliage time, and as Aileen put it, "Every moment is a perfect photo opportunity."
Belgian beer average around 9% proof, with some at 11-12%. On our hour-long train ride back to our Brussels hotel, Eric drank 6 bottles of Belgian craft beer, all a different variety. He was not only drunk while we golfed down one-euro waffles before bed, but also when we woke up at dawn 6 hours later to catch our flight.
Aileen: What's that noise?
Me: I think that's Eric in the shower--bumping around and dropping stuff.
Eric's a very happy drunk. Fitting, because Belgium's a very happy place.