Zaterdag, 28 Juli 2012
Wow, great great day.
S, the day started with the fanfare biking to Scherpenheuvel. It's like 35 km, so of course there was a break halfway :P I didn't bike there, but got a ride with someone else. Which was probably for the better, because it was raining almost their entire bike ride. Since I got there a bit earlier than everyone else, the guy who drove me and I walked around, looked at the basilica there, and had a drink. Once everyone got there we went to church.
Afterwards, we had a lunch there, which was pretty fun. I like hanging out with everyone like that. On the way home I actually biked, because one girl didn't ride back for some reason. Considering going home was the downhill part, it was pretty fun :P Back in Lille, we had a BBQ which had a bunch of good foods (potato salad~). I brought the cookies over, and then from like 8 or so on the BBQ was done and they held a going away party for me.
And man, it was awesome. I can't believe they did it. At first it was a lot of sitting around, talking, and drinking, which is fun by itself, but it kept getting better. We moved inside after a bit, and then one of my friends came from this "army camp" thing he was doing on the weekend. He did a little thing with a rifle which was cool, but then 3 BAGPIPE PLAYERS came into the room and played. It was just incredible. I couldn't stop smiling.
They played a few times, and then hung around. As the night went on we just had more fun, including doing limbo with a music stand, and I only managed to get home around 430 because I had someone else do all the talking and convince the others that we needed to leave. Just went straight to sleep when I got home.
But yeah, besides the bagpipe players, I also got some cards (one that was signed by the entire fanfare), mountain dew (yay!), beer shampoo, and handkerchiefs to use when I get sad that I'm leaving the fanfare :P I have to say, this was by far the best day ever. I can't believe it happened, and it just shows how many great friends I have here in Belgium. I have to start planning my next trip to Belgium.