We're a little over a month away from our Antwerp Adventure. Our tickets have been booked, so it's official: we leave January 8th from Dulles on British Airways and will have a brief layover at London-Heathrow before continuing on to Brussels. Once we arrive there, no doubt dragging and cranky (and I'm not just talking about the kids...hope they sleep all the way over) we will be picked up by Jim, who is going to be helping facilitate a great deal of the Antwerp program for us and for our university students.
Jim will ferry us in a van to our Antwerp apartment, and we'll settle in for a few days, take the girls to their new school for a quick "happy visit" and then spend the weekend in Amsterdam with friends before going back to Antwerp for our first full week.
The program ends April 27th, but our return flight to Dulles isn't til May 12th. We are researching various options for the intervening time, but it's looking like we'll spend a few days in Amsterdam for the big tulip festival and May Day, then depart for the Mediterranean on May 2nd. We are debating whether to go to the Costa del Sol in Spain, the French Riviera, Sardinia, or perhaps one of the Greek islands. If you have any suggestions, we're all ears!
Thanks for reading - more later.