A scenic byway is a specially designated road that travels through an area of natural or cultural beauty. You can drive on through your life as fast as you can, more focused on the destination than the journey. Or you can choose to be present and revel in the journey that is life. I choose the latter. Eyes wide open and marveling at the beauty that is everywhere all the time - this is My Scenic Byway.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Chocolate Fountains are Gross
We stayed at the best hotel in Bruges. Will post details later as I highly recommend it to anyone going to Bruges. My only problem with the place is that breakfast is not worth the price. The staff kept excitedly telling us about the chocolate fountain that was part of their wonderful 23 Euros breakfast buffet. Given the language barrier, I decided to just smile and nod my head even though I wanted to explain to them that this is so not a selling point for me and that actually I think chocolate fountains are kind of gross. I find it hard to believe they are very hygienic and can easily be kept clean. I imagine flies being sucked in, kids sticking their fingers in there, dirty equipment, etc. Plus I am pretty sure they aren't using high quality chocolate in those things. If I am going to eat chocolate, it is going to be good chocolate. The idea of standing in line to stick fruit on a stick into a fountain of chocolate lost its appeal after the first time I tried it as a kid.