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Today is Saturday, December 13th 2014. This was the day I was looking forward to the most on my trip. This was my full day in Bastogne. No schedule. No where to be. Just me, my camera, my Band of Brothers and Patton movie soundtrack tunes (along with a lot of other patriotic music) and my desire to see as much as possible. My idea was to hit the Battle of the Bulge memorial and museum and then make my way out of the town to try to find the Easy Company ...
... past and those of the present for their service will never be enough. They have made the ultimate sacrifice and I am so thankful for all of them.
The only negative about the day was that during the reception for the Aggie exhibit I was made aware that George Patton's granddaughter was there. When the Aggie group saw my reaction, they immediately spread out to find her for me. I had 15 people looking for her. Unfortunately she ...
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 . . . ...
... god. This is it? You call this a test? Hell, I've done double centuries that made water boarding seem like the times I taught YMCA campers ( they always gave me your entry level "polliwogs") how to stick their face in the Russian River. You gotta do better than this big guy!
That must have really ****** him off.
A mile east of Ryes, fortunately a few meters from the only light in rural Normandy, I heard it. . . that ****** of ...
... shops at all qualifies as a hamlet. Not sure about a pub yet, as we arrived the back way.
Landlords Robert and Kate very hospitable, with fresh fruit, milk and a loaf of home made bread waiting for us. Once they retired back to their house, tucked into the bread! Still slightly warm.... delicious.
WiFi was one of our criteria when searching for accommodation. While told that ...