Sunday, September 27, 2009

Steamy Durbuy

Several weeks ago (I am way behind in my blogging!) Dallas, Connor and I packed up and headed for the little town of Durbuy (der-BOY). And when I say "little" I really mean little. Durbuy's claim to fame is that it is the smallest "town" in the world. Not sure how you define a town versus a city or a village, but we went with it.It was also the warmest day recorded of the summer. So, as Dallas astutely summed up, it was the hottest day in the smallest town! The intense sunshine made the photos pretty bright - but you get the point.We pranced around the Topiary Park in Durbuy. There were shapes and figures of all different types carved out of the hedges. I don't know that I had ever been to a topiary park before. Cool idea, awesome execution!But as neat as the topiaries were, Connor was most entranced with her Slinky. Dallas showed her how Slinky could 'walk' down the stairs!But most of all Connor loved running around the (thankfully) enclosed Topiary Park with Slinky dragging behind her.Dallas took some great photography. Most of these photos are hers (the good, clear ones!) It is a wonderful treat to see your child through someone else's camera lens.After the Topiary Park we wandered into the town to check it out and find some lunch. Durbuy is actually very cute and packed with quaint restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques. When we saw this dog chillin' in the sun spot we just had to laugh.We found a divine charcuterie where they happily cut fresh ham and cheese and made us sandwiches for a picnic. I look at this shot of Connor with her sandwich and can tell how hot this child was in the steamy temperature.We took our fresh sandwiches and sat by this intricate fountain hoping the cool water would spray us to cool us down. Durbuy was a picture perfect day trip. I had scheduled to go several times but other commitments kept trumping the travel. I am so glad we finally made it to Durbuy. The town may be little, but the charm was great.

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