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Today we had a bit of a lay in coz we can coz we are on holidays;-) We headed into the large metropolis of Bayeux to do some grocery and wine shopping and I was so surprised to find the wine we had at my end of 39th year birthday dinner at this little posh French restaurant in the Emporium in the Valley however that was in 2007 and it cost my darling husband $72.00 at the time, yesterday it cost €9. I think I have found my drink for France as it is ...
... and supplies from ship to shore, an amazing feat given the circumstances and timeframe. Unfortunately the weather was really not on our side today and it started to rain, so we jumped back in Fifi and sought out the nearest camping place and tonight we live like kings and queens, we have showers, toilets, electricity and wifi. Doesn't get better than that. Tomorrow we are headed for Utah Beach so will post more from ...
Our first stop today was the Museum and Memorial of the British 6th Airborne Division in Caen. The memorial honored the men that died trying to capture the Pegasus Bridge. A group of British WWII Veterans came out of the museum and gathered to take a picture. It was a truly amazing and moving moment. WWII Veterans are dying at the rate of 600 per day, and in 5-7 years there will be none left.
The Battle for Pegasus Bridge:
The capture of the River ...
... french dinner party. It really was so much fun and a bit magical I think. I don't know why, but everything feels magical when it is in a different language- especially one so pretty! Also knowing how private the culture is, to be included is a compliment. I am so proud of myself because I made them laugh! Me with my limited french got a whole conversation going and then made them laugh. I feel like I have accomplished something.
... It is unnecessary and just plain rude.
So now I am in my room, having an attack of the glutens and blogging. It is my only consolation. Not really, but I grant you permission to envision this as me draped across a couch with the back of my hand draped woefully across my forehead- a pained and also saintlike expression on my face. Yes it sounds dramatic.... it's the ...