Le Herou Hotel
Travel Blogs from La Roche-en-Ardenne
... an event there the previous night so there were crews taking things down, but it was still a very awe inspiring memorial. And with the white snow covering it all around, it just made it so much more special. There is something about white snow that just seems right in a place like this. I was very moved and had to force myself to get to the museum to make sure I had enough time for the rest of my day.
The Bulge museum was great and very similar ...
... left and my dream of meeting a close relative of my hero was not to be. Maybe for the best as I might have made her uncomfortable with overwhelming gushing, favorite Patton quotes and possibly an attempt to get a lock of her hair for Patton DNA.
Once I said goodbye to my Aggie "Bastogne" family (quick side note. They named me "Straggling Aggie", that was sort of playfully mocking the Traveling Aggies group that was also there that ...
... no wind. Not bad. Stopped for soup at Rochefort. More road works and pavements being replaced. Good soup and back on the road, this time taking the road less travelled. Obscure roads through tiny villages veering across the countryside.
Unfortunately, the weather deteriorated as the afternoon progressed. Drove through persistent rain to the small hamlet of Cartigny. Think ...
We spent the morning exploring Oostende by bicycle. The town
is extremely neat and clean and really quite a nice place to be. We essentially
made a circuit that included the beach front and parts of the city. The beach
is long, wide and sandy and actually reminded me a lot of our beach back home
in Mtunzini. There were quite a few guys fishing off the piers and we actually
saw a fish being caught. It was all of ...
... chapel and thus on the hill of the chapel we saw the bus drive by 15 minutes early.
So we moved on and decided to get a taxi. It was really good, he told us about the town and its history. Took about 10 minutes and we were there.
Once we arrived we got some Beer. To start off a Dark beer. Nice flavors. To accompany the beer we had a quiche. It was nice.
We then walked around to assess the beer types as well as the food. ...