While I had the option to go on a trip this weekend (as I suppose we do every weekend), I decided to keep my money in my wallet and go to the park with some friends. We didn't just go to any park, but to the Bois de la Cambre. It is 1.2 square kilometers of lush greenery, picnicking, rowboating, waffle-eating, rollerblading, sun-tanning, and didgeridooing (yes, you read that right). This park is only around a mile away from where I live in south Brussels, but it certainly felt a lot farther as I had never been there before. At first we were looking for any park, but we were very glad to have ventured over there.
After a rough patch of rain the past couple of weeks, some of the guys and I decided to take advantage of the perfect weather. Bois de la Cambre is seen as a place to retreat to amidst the hustle and bustle of Brussels, but no one is really rushing to compare it to Central Park in New York City. Honestly, it wouldn't even be audacious to compare Bois de la Cambre to many of the great parks in the Denver Parks System. There are so many parks very close to the University of Denver that you can just throw a football around or just people-watch and enjoy the day with some of your closest friends. Washington Park is a personal favorite, as well as a go-to for many DU students as it is just a short walk away.
Looking ahead to the winter months, we are unsure if this will be a common happening in our coming weekends, especially because it will be unlikely that we'll all be together again with our various schedules during the week and weekend plans. Sometimes you just need a day to veg out and take in the sun, and that's exactly what we did.