Chateau Saint Jean
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... This is where Harold was stationed from March 1918 and took part in heavy fighting during early April 1918. It was quite moving to visit the Dernan Court Cemetery and see graves of soldiers from Harold's unit from the fighting in April. It makes you wonder why he was fortunate to survive when others did not.
Dernan Court is a small town, which like many others in the area, continually show their appreciation to the troops who fought for ...
... but fun, tram.Finally we took a drive (with a slight detour due to a bridge being under repairs) to the Castle and Gardens of Annevoie. Here the Montpellier family lived from 1696 up until 2000. The gardens are beautiful (even in the rain) with a variety of water features and garden styles including French, English and Italian.
The next day Merinda and Cam dropped me off at the train station headed for Tournai, while they drove to a little Belgium town for a friends wedding.
... the St. Michel cathedral, a pretty park with espaliered linden trees, the Belgian Parliament, and the Palais Royale (where the king has his offices). The Belgian flag was flying, so that means the king is somewhere in the country. The current king, Albert II, is 70, and his eldest son, Philippe, is waiting in the wings. Not many Belgians are crazy about Philippe because apparently he has no sense of humor and comes across as a bit of a dud. The second son is something of ...
... The Bourse, "les galeries St. Hubert" where we bought some fine Belgian chocolate, the "cinquantenaire parc", the royal palace and many other things. We went to see Manneken pis, which is really famous, walked around to find some comics of the Comic strip trail and tried some famous Belgian Fries and, again, some even better belgian waffles. The weather was wonderful ...
... after we got back, but alas that was not to be.
Caroline had just gotten into bed (Jared was still in the lobby for a bit) when she heard a large commotion from somewhere in the room followed but a very unpleasant splash which based on her college career she could easily identify as the sound of puke. And it sounded waaaay too close to her bed. For anyone that doesn't know, she has a big aversion to vomit so this is not the sound ...
Other places to stay in Mons
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Boulevard Charles Quint 27b, Mons | 2 star hotelfrom $89
Rue des Fusilles 12, Mons | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Rue d'HavrÃ© 32, Mons | Hotelfrom $90
Rue de Wavrin 3, Mons | Hotelfrom $67
Place de Flandre, 8, Mons | 3 star hotelfrom $106