It may be cool, damp, and rainy in New England, but memories of Bruges, Belgium, are still warm and inviting when I go digging through my files for doors. My pulse still quickens at these beautiful buildings, interesting windows, nice assortment of doors, and even a couple of window boxes.
Would I enjoy another opportunity to walk along these beautiful streets that line the canals? You bet I would. Did you know that Bruges is referred to as the “Venice of the North” or that it is one of Europe’s most well-preserved medieval towns?
Traveling is on my mind right now because we spent the majority of yesterday traveling to and from Logan Airport in Boston for an appointment with Homeland Security. Regular readers may remember that we applied for Global Entry status early last summer so we could avoid long international security lines for our Ireland trip in September.
However, we had no idea that there was only one office in New England or that it would involve a nine-month wait for our interview, photos and fingerprints.
So, yesterday involved a three hour round trip with C&J Bus for a fifteen minute appointment. Why the bus? Well, we are fortunate to live in a small New England town that has both a Boston bound bus terminal and a train station. I can tell you from experience, when you are going to Logan Airport, it is a lot easier and cheaper in the long run (gas, tolls, and parking) to hop on the bus. Gus, and let them drop you off and pick you up right at the terminal door.
Do they do a good business? That question can be answered by simply telling you that they offer valet parking because the lots are usually full.
Where are we going next? That’s the topic of conversation so all suggestions greatly appreciated. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, April 6, 2017.