Aux Comtes de Chiny
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We headed south from Calais and made a pit stop in the tiny village of Boiry-Notre-Dame. We left early in the morning and drove 2 and 1/2 hours further south. We stopped at the large town of Sedan. The campsite was actually in the town on the river. It took five minutes to walk to the town centre and the main shops.
Sedan has the largest fortified medieval castle in Europe. It has old buildings and a rustic appeal but ...
[D] So the day started at a place called Les Ochay where we had arrived the day before and camped overnight. It was a fantastic place, next to a small river that was very refreshing to swim in….Haha yep that is right swim as it was hot about 28 degrees C. So anyway later that night some mad duchies arrived and plonked themselves right next to us… nearly set a tent up under our overhang. When ...
... dug to protect themselves. It was easy to picture the scene since we had watched some WWII movies and documentaries at home.
We drove through Parkers Crossroads, and on to Malmedy. We stood at the edge of Malmedy looking across the road to the field where 84 American prisoners of war were executed by Germans soldiers.
One of the reasons Steve was so interested in going on this trip was because his uncle, Dave Zylstra fought in ...
... cliffs of the corniche for an amazing view.
We then found the very large bridge called Adolphe! This bridge was built in the early 1900s and was massive, designed by a Frenchman and a Luxembourger, named after Grand Duke Adolphe who reigned over Luxembourg. Amazing feat of architecture given it's length, and width (4 lanes of traffic)
Decided to have a very late lunch as our food options ...
... to be homesick.
On top of having a normal routine of classes, we had some exciting events take place this week:
As a school, we went to a orchestra on Monday night at the Concert Hall in Luxembourg called Philharmonie Luxembourg. It was pretty entertaining but also kind of long. I am taking a classical musical class while I am here so it was cool to see how much I actually knew about the pieces of music.
On Wednesday night we had an open ...