We made it! We have been in Brussels for a little over 5 months now and we absolutely love it. We have explored Belgium, the Netherlands and France along with making a couple trips to Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, and Rome. This kids are in school and it is top notch. If you have stumbled on this blog in the research of the Foreign Service then you should know that a big reason to choose Brussels is education for the kids, some of the best schooling in the world. The housing is also wonderful. We have a 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom apartment and my commute is only 25 minutes or so.
Everyone I work with is great. The learning curve is pretty steep but for the first time in my career I don’t work with anyone that wants to horde knowledge. Everyone is more than willing to help with anything that I am willing to learn. We just had the first high profile visit this past week. Secretary Kerry was in town on business.
Other things that are going on are, I finally bought a motorcycle. It is a Harley Davidson 42WLA. It was left here during WWII by the U.S. Government. My goal is to piece it back together and ride it to Normandy on June 6th of next year. We have had a couple visitors and are expecting more. So Christmas markets, travel, and swap meets are in our near future.
Oh and for the record, we are in Brussels (one of the greatest cities in the world), and yes we are looking forward to where we are going next.