Ibis Deauville Centre
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We were hungry when we arrived so of course, managed to find the patisserie for a chocolate croissant! So good!!!!!! We wandered around the gorgeous little town, bought a bottle of cider, and enjoyed it back at the van with some baguette and cheese. We stayed at a free Aire just down the road from the town. It was busy, we got almost the last ...
"vous pouvez pas etre ici, monsiuer." You can't be here, sir, he said.
I surrendered and he escorted me out, playing dumb tourist, saying I was walking through the park and I saw an open door and nobody said anything to me so "pourquoi pas?" Why not? I was truthful. I didn't care-I had thwarted his defenses and snooped around his precious museum for hours, for free, and to my heart's content. Sometimes it pays to be bad.
... to the main floor of the bunker was restricted to visitors because it was really creepy down there. It might of been just my imagination or it could have been something more, either way I was filled with the feeling of dispare and sorrow. The level I was standing on reeked of fear but the level below me was filled with an intense insanity. I feel so bad for the soldiers who had to face that immense rage.
We left the bunkers and ...
... in wine sauce, with a plate of cheese (the last one, I promise!) as dessert. When these folks say a bowl of mussels they mean it – I counted 50 before I just stopped counting.
I could go to the Casino, but I would just get in trouble.
Tomorrow I think I might do the same thing. With a bit of shopping thrown in for good measure.
The sky was gray and overcast. The streets were wet from the rains that ...
Left at 8AM for a British Parachute drop at Ranville, apparently simulating the British 3rd Battalion drop. Our hotel was about an hour drive to the Normandy Beaches, and by the time we arrived we were 15 minutes late but saw 2 air drops of ~30 men each. All around were war-era vehicles and reenactors, it was a neat site to see. We then took a short drive to the Ranville British cemetery for a memorial services. There were a few British ...