Ibis Budget Caen Herouville
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... Atlantic wall, field guns, and memorials. Then you have the opportunity to walk on to the beach. It is the strangest sensation to walk from a museum where you have been looking at photos and videos of fighting, death, and destruction... and then walk on to a beach where children are playing in the surf and kite surfers are out on the water enjoying the windy day. Life goes on, I suppose.
We had a bit of ...
... prior to the invasion.
Then, of course, the soldiers practiced their roles in the invasion. One particularly sad event in the planning involved soldiers that were practicing in England. The Germans found out about it and attacked the battalion. Many lives were lost that day and Eisenhower was especially discouraged. It was quite a setback.
Surprisingly, the museum closed at noon for lunch. So we walked into town, found a table in sunny ...
... is located about sixty miles southeast of Bayeux. As large as it is (and it is large), there were never more than eighty monks in it. Today, there are thirty people that live there (why? I don't know). The abbey is a magnificent structure that can be seen for miles. We are taken by shuttle bus to a point about half way along a causeway and we start our journey. We start by walking up a heavily inclined, cobble stone path; it is narrow with souvenir shops and restaurants on ...
... Rogers win the stage with a wonderful ride. How exciting to actually be in France to see this day - one he must have dreamed of for so long - well done Mick! Had a full day tour of the American sector of the D-Day landings with the very enthusiastic Francois & a small group of 6 others who were all very good company (thank goodness). Started the day at the German war cemetery & ended at the American one with stops between ...
... SWEET! Nobody to bother us. We walked in and there were flowers from all the surrounding towns, and villages in Normandy. Then we looked out at the cemetery to find almost 10,000 graves covered with small American, and French flags. No words can describe it. However, I guess that's the way it's supposed to be. While we were walking around the graves they played the National Anthem, then right after played Taps. All while the sun came out for a few minutes. This was better than ...