last fall, when i hadn’t yet moved to germany, my mother went on a trip to holland to visit her family. when she came back she raved about belgium, as they took her there for the day. for the day.
[as a north american, this is still something i'm getting used to. that you can take day or weekend trips to different countries. plural.]
it seemed natural then that we do the same thing when we both visited holland for our familiar visit. we eventually decided we would stay for three days instead of just a day trip. we also decided to go to brussels, as although the mother unit had been to belgium, she’d not yet been to brussels and neither had i.