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... an excellent museum that gave a good overview of the war, especially D-day. We purchased the audio tour for the girls and it was extremely well done. Some parts were a little too much for them to take but we skipped them and overall they felt it was a great learning experience. As promised, we stopped at McDonald's for lunch (sigh), and planned the rest of our trip to Juno Beach.
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... find! After a delicious meal we strolled through the small streets and visited the cemetery. I noticed in our travels that most cemeteries in this region have tall statues of Jesus on the cross and elaborate headstones and we wanted to explore them up close.
In the morning we woke up to noise below us in the square. Merchants were setting up for their weekly Thursday market. We grabbed our coffee and sat outside on the patio ...
... Gallery to the famous Ponte (Bridge) Vecchio. Olivia loved the bridge and the boats underneath it. We finished off the day with a visit to see the Uffizi gallery which was amazing but tough for the girls to digest at the end of the day.
On Thursday we spent half a day in Pisa. The girls loved wandering around the vast green space and taking a number great pictures ...
... was a hail storm in amongst blue skies. We stayed at Chateau Gontier, a reasonably large town in the Loire area. The Aire was beside the river across from the centre ville. We went for a walk along the river in the morning past a big allotment garden, before heading south to Segre. It was market day so Mrs TomTom had trouble getting to the Aire but we eventually got there and it was worth the effort. Very pretty parking area beside the river and only a ...
... farms with Holstein cows, sheep, fields of flax and yellow canola flowers ... picturesque. Most interesting where the thatched roof homes. Our guide was very good though we arrived to cool and cloudy weather. Many art galleries and workshops line the streets. The history of small towns in France is very interesting and based on centuries of tradition. Buildings & homes ...
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