Kyriad Caen Nord Memorial
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... I also grabbed a little bottle of French Champagne to cheers my birthday friends. After shopping we headed to Longues Sur Mer which is where the 4 big guns are left from the Normandie landings, part of the Atlantic Wall built by Hitler as a last line of defence against the Allies. Quite a sight to behold. Next we headed to Colleville where the American Cemetery is located. What a sombre time. There are just over 9,000 graves at this site and it ...
... this bunker is the original German gun used to mow down thousands of GI's and when you get up close you can still see the bullet marks on the outside where the GI's shot at the Germans inside the bunker. Similar to the opening scenes in Saving Private Ryan where the boys took the bunker right up on the beach. We came upon a bridge that the American army engineers built in 2 weeks, this bridge carried troops, ...
... guys to land on Normandy beach were the Rangers. There is a monument dedicated to them in the shape of a dagger. When I asked the tour guide what it was, she explained the dagger to me, but then also mentioned, oh by the way it is also a very phallic symbol - represents men,s might! She had a sense of humor even if she never stopped takling.
The next stop for me I loved was Omaha beach. It is beautiful setting. The beach goes on for miles ...
... to go up in a plane again while traveling domestically. Going by train is a much more enjoyable experience especially when I'm a person that doesn't like he whole metal tube in the air thing. This journey was shorter than most at only 1.5 hours so we pulled into the station before nine and Andrew was there to luck us up in his rented Citroen. He had told me I would be surprised and he wasn't kidding. The car was actually super nice for a rental and was ...
... ready to make a battle plan for the upcoming week. I ended up trying to "speaking" French to the mobile phone company and ended up failing so I have another task for tomorrow! I then I took a cat nap! To my surprise, I had to grab something to eat because it was nearly 7 and it's a 30 minute walk to the downtown area. Again, everything was closing. I rushed back to my sandwich shop and grabbed a sandwich right before they closed. I knew I would be hungry after ...