McDonald’s order-taker

Kathryn and I visited a McDonald’s today for the first time this trip. The store was near an autoroute just outside of Reims, France. Our order-taker was willing to pose for a photo: She spoke nine languages, repeated our order correctly the first time, charged us the right amount, and gave us a receipt without … Continue reading McDonald’s order-taker

Rest stop in Belgium

Germany wasn’t really part of our grand plan for this trip to Europe, but yesterday we slipped across the border from Luxembourg for some pleasant sightseeing in Trier, an ancient Roman city. Today we’ve added another country, as a transit of Belgium seemed the most expedient way of getting from Luxembourg to Reims, France, our … Continue reading Rest stop in Belgium