Domaine du Chateau du Bois d'Arlon
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... decker tour and that didn't help. However, we happen to meet another family from MN and they suggested the Casements, an enormous underground military defense system of tunnels - starting in 1644. It was over 14 miles worth of tunnels with many openings for cannons. Very narrow stairs and hallways and also a few very large rooms. It was dark and kinda creepy. Overall, in case of an attack, it could hold ...
... McAuliffe, replied, "Nuts!" to a German request for surrender (this was the room where it happened). We also visited the Barracks' large garage filled with a variety of trucks and tanks from the war.
Our next stop was the Memorial of Mardasson. This huge memorial set on Mardasson Hill, is a tribute to the United States and all the soldiers who fought to free Belgium and the rest of Europe. It is built in the shape of a five pointed ...
... during WWI. The entire area was full of holes from the shells that were dropped on the area. The final stop was the Bayonet Trench Monument. Soldiers were in the trench, ready to charge with their bayonets attached to their guns when a shell hit the trench and buried them all alive. They were left as they were as a memorial. The area is now enclosed in a shelter.
After stopping for lunch we continued on to Luxembourg. We stopped at ...
What better way to capture how time changes our perspective and intervening events cloud our ability to understand the past. It's as if we were children given a pencil and tracing paper, struggling to capture accurately the picture beneath, unable to lift the paper to confirm we're getting it right, and trusting that at best . . . ...
... little traffic. Let your eyes acclimate and stick to the center of the road until a car comes. Don't stare into oncoming headlights. Listen for traffic to your rear.You got this wired.
Oh, one other thing.
Did I mention it was raining chats et chiens. Pardon my French, but it was a friggin ( that's French) downpour. Cumfy and as dashing as your Navy peacoat is, water repellent it ain't.
Okay, I'm tough. What else ...