What an adventure we have had already. Friday four of us headed to Lieges, Belgium as there was no competitions. It is a lovely place where beer is cheaper than coffee - go figure! You have to admire the European way of life. Sit yourself down at your local cafe , of course with your European cigarettes and your dog and have your coffee. People watching is my new favorite pastime. Liege is a good sized city where we experienced high end shops like Prada to small holes in the wall. Thank heavens for our GPS which has navigated us through our whole trip so far. It even helps you find your car when you are lost......
We also travelled to Aachen, Germany on Saturday (actually, we were lost on Thursday night and may ave ended up there then). This is the burial grounds for the European ruler Charlemange. We would have liked to spend more time in the cathedral but a stern German kicked us out because of a wedding. The nerve. We settled for sitting in the market drinking more cappichino and listening to the street entertainers.
We have also bonded with our fellow band parents - a great group of people. The downtown music festival is like the Calgary Stampede without the miniskirts and cute girls (according to the brother of one of the band members). It is true. Kerkrade is for nearly deads that is for sure. There is more jitneys than miniskirts. We had a bit of a runaway on Saturday night with AlpenRocker and Igor entertaining the group in the town square. Tons of fun - eating too much pizza and Dutch latkes and drinking way too much Dutch beer. For as hard as the kids were working on the show we were partying it up like it was Stampede.