Ibis Creil sur Oise
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Well the day started REALLY early - we had to catch our Normandy tour bus at 6:30....yes, am. It's about 3 hrs out of Paris. Went to a World War II museum & had lunch there then on to Omaha Beach. No wonder it's called Bloody Beach. The Germans had it so secure that I'm surprised that any of our troops survived. Then on to the American Cemetery in France. It is ...
Docked at Le Havre and set out for the Normandy Beaches tour. Disappointed that the American cemetery was closed today, but the rest of the day was perfect. The first stop was Arromanches where the Allies built a port in a few days in order to supply the troops that were landing on the adjacent beaches. Omaha Beach ...
... Our tour guide had provided us with a play by play account of events leading up to the landing on Omaha Beach on the two and a half hour bus ride there. She was able to relay in great detail what our "boys" came upon as they attempted to come ashore. After the French woman's words of gratitude the national anthem was played. We faced the thousands of graves - at which time the playing of ...
... with Alain's parents and off to a creperie for dinner. It was a lovely day, but for some reason I didn't sleep well the night before so I felt very tired all day and dragged myself through it. It's a funny feeling speaking French most of the time, I find that I forget my English words as well, it's very disconcerting. It's a little different this time as Chris does not speak any French so ...
... out of the oven to give to the soldiers before they crossed the ocean.
We then headed off to Normandy and hit all of the sites from D-Day, starting with Pegasus bridge and ending with Pointe du Hoc, the US Rangers' involvement in D-Day. It was all very moving and so awesome to see in person. The German guns were still in the bunkers (full of holes and rusted) and the craters everywhere were awesome.