If you've ever wanted to drop everything and buy a ramshackle home in the country, Flanders is your place. Open skies, meadows of wildflowers, pet goats. It can all be yours.
We were looking for an inexpensive vacation, to a place within driving distance, and this farm near the Dutch border ticked off all our little boxes. We were able to tour around and return to our little bit of peace and quiet at the end of the day. The girls were all too happy to give goats (Max & Max) their evening treat, even if it meant dodging angry geese to do so.
It was worlds away from the city we left and as far as I can tell, we're all rested and restored. The experience made me wax nostalgia about my Grandparent's farm, and I'm glad that the girls got to experience some of what made my childhood so memorable. If it weren't for the rooster waking us up at 5:30 in the morning, I'd say it was a pretty damn near perfect holiday.