Ibis Caen Centre
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It is a sobering feeling to stand on Omaha Beach. It is as if one does not belong.
Sitting here in this farmhouse, rain beginning to beat against the windows, I've been struggling to find the words befitting what I saw today. I don't want to reach for profound, as any words I might find will fail to capture the quiet dignity of such a hallowed ...
I crested a hill near Arromanches to catch my first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean below and Gold Beach, now so serene, seventy years ago so violent. I enjoyed a long descent to the sea with the wind at my back, not a care in the world (other than the somewhat squishy brakes Francois might want to tighten ...
... moved us between ports and beaches and the American cemetary. I found our first stop surprising, there were a couple of old German casements, I think they are called, but they left all the craters from all the bombs and shells. You have to be very careful or you will fall down a big hole! No falling this time for me! The towns are still finding artifacts and bodies from that time period. They found an American corpse not too long ago, 2006.
Our own William spoke at the ceremony and had to say "Resistance brings the past into our future" in his own language. Which I suppose you guessed was English. After the ceremony we went to a cocktail hour in the foyer of the Zenith (late). Since the French minister of education was at the ceremony, we decided it was out mission to get a picture with him and show him the app. We succeeded with this task by ...
... my way around Caen. (I love French towns because they are so tiny!) After my triumphant return to civilization, I needed something to eat. I saw all these French people with a baguette sandwich. So I found the nearest one and pointed, waved money, and attempted French. I actually had no idea what I was getting except Jambon ando beurre. I knew Jambon was ham and I was hoping beurre was not gross. Turns out, it was heaven. I walked around eating my beautiful ...