Eeklo – Mostly Again
October 24, 2014
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Friday, October 24, 2014

We drove from Luxemburg City to Eeklo by way of Bastogne, where we visited the Bastogne War Museum; another very well done museum, very worthy of a visit; and the American Memorial / Mardasson Memorial. We spent about 3 hours taking it all in.

The Memorial.

After battling rush hour traffic on the ring road around Brussels we eventually pulled into Eeklo. Naturally, after parking Sterlin, we headed to De Kabouter for some well deserved libations after a long day driving and visiting museums.

Luc, Peter, Conchita, Caroline and Stephen.
Luc, Peter, Conchita, Caroline and Stephen.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A relaxing day. We moved a couple of mattresses into Stefaans new apartment. And a nice place he has. In the evening, Caroline and Hilde drove to Antwerpen to see the Chippendales with the free tickets Caroline scored in Switzerland.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

We started to clean Sterlin for his trip home. First up we tackled the fridge and the rather dusty fridge slide. It was not long before we gave up on that and decided to help Stefaan move into his new apartment driving a load of goodies from his old place to his new place.  In the evening we had a few drinks and nibbles with Erik and Kristin.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sterling got a proper clean. First was the carwash followed by a vacuum session back at Caroline’s mum’s home. The main event of the day was a visit to Tante Erna’s place with Roland, Alice and Magda. We had the usual Belgian fare of coffee/tea, cakes (2 rather nice and large ones), a wee drink followed by vast amounts of cheese. It was all very nice.On the way there we made a flying visit to the Canadian War Memorial in Adegem, just outside of Eeklo. Wikipedia link to the Canadian War Cemetery.Evening drinks with Stefaan…. in De Kabouter – where else.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A long day spent packing everything into Sterlin for the trip home. We had to keep behind just ‘enough’ clothes to survive for the next month until we get home. We had very nice drinks with Isabelle in ‘Eethuis De Raedt’.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spent the day cleaning the car and removing the tar. Damaged Sterlin’s paintwork in the process. Eventually found a way to remove the tar using some magic product that Erik fixed me up with. Eventually completed the packing and made inventory. That evening we had a lovely time catching up with Hilde (Caroline’s cousin), Peter and their son Victor.

Stephen, Caroline, Hilde and Peter.