All that I can say is that I was lucky that I did not need to ride a bicycle....it rained the whole way back to Brussels! Yes, at almost 2 in the morning I have arrived home safe and sound. We managed to get a great deal on a car rental! Normally if you rent a car in one country and drop it off in another country, you are penalized anywhere up to 100 Euros for that little drop off! After checking cars with Avis and Hertz and being quoted over 250 Euros from each (around 310 USD for a one day car rental) we checked with Eurocar and found that they had a Belgium car that needed to be returned to Belgium, so we were charged the late arrivals booking fee of 100 euros to come back...cheaper by far than getting a hotel and waiting to take the train in the morning!
So away I went driving in the rain through France and into Belgium!
I am glad that I am home, had a wonderful time, an adventure returning, and the best company! Thanks to Zori for being my traveling partner in crime on this vacation - it was an excellent weekend vacation! Can not wait to see what our next voyage bring us!