Wednesday August 15 was Assumption Day, a national Belgium holiday and everything was closed. So we decided to be adventurous and explore a castle! We drove about an hour over to Ghent and visited Gravensteen castle. It was quite an adventure…
Finding the castle was easy, knowing what road we could drive on and where to park were not so easy. Thankfully the police officers that pulled us over for driving on a pedestrian only road were kind enough to help us to a parking garage! We’ll expect a ticket in the mail from the cameras on the roads but what do you do!
The castle was awesome though! Built in 1180 it had a very medieval feel to it. Here’s a picture overload of our exploring!
Views from the top!!
We found the old castle bathrooms…. you poop in this hole and it drops straight down to the moat below! We did not test it out.
A cute little torture room with all kinds of terrible devices. We didn’t test these out either!
After the castle (per my request) we found the best little chocolate shop and went way overboard on buying Belgium chocolate treats! Yum!
We had a great day as a family and exploring this beautiful country. I’m still struggling a little with the language barrier and culture shock, but thankfully I have a wonderful and adventurous man with me to push me slowly out of my comfort zone! I’m so happy he’s here to make me a better person and get me out in the world. Couldn’t love my life with my family any more!!!
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