Well, I made it to Belgium. I have discovered that the airlines will prepare all kinds of meals for people, but not for those of us on a very low carb diet. I ate the chicken and the salad last night, and nothing else until noon today. I left Fargo at 1:30 p.m. on Monday and now it is Tuesday in Belgium, 5:00 p.m. Though I did doze a bit on the plane, I haven't really been asleep since I woke up yesterday morning. So from the time I ate a small dinner until lunch, it was about 12 hours.
My colleague from the University of Antwerp took me to a favorite restaurant, t'Injaske, and I chose an Irish rib eye steak that came with a small salad. It also came with potatoes, but I passed on those. The steak was quite good; the Irish know how to raise good meat. I then went shopping for some food this afternoon and discovered that eggs are much more expensive here than in the states. I still bought some, and some bacon and cheese for omelets, plus some good French cheese, so I am set. Tomorrow, it is off to Switzerland. Hopefully, eating won't be too much of a problem while I am traveling.