L'Hostellerie du Chateau
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... to check out the nearest boulangerie for tomorrows croissant and the local supermarket where we bought a bargain bottle of gold medal winning wine for only £3.60 to toast our first night in France.....happy days!
The campsite is brilliant, we have a huge pitch with hedging on 3 sides for privacy, there is every amenity you could wish for including wifi and free use of the sauna, and all for only £12 per night!
... a snipers dream. But despite many setbacks the Americans did eventually gain a foothold and managed to link up with The British and Commonwealth Troops who were further to the east of Normandy.
We then visited the cemetery and the sight of rows upon rows of crosses was quite breathtaking.
We spent an hour or so there and then it was time to move north up the Cotentin Penisular ...
... still the same? Of course they are! The resort was originally started by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain Plc in 1962. It was the first development in The Algarve of it’s kind which, up until that point, was a fishing and farming community. It was taken over by Dutch Entrepreneur Sander Van Gelder in 1997 who developed the resort into a self-contained community of villas and apartments, but it has so much more to offer. Two beautiful golf courses, the Tennis Academy, ...
... I can't tell you how many times we got our pictures taken but it was ALOT!! We did have on American flag aprons and you could pick us out from a mile away. I underestimated the comprehension and appreciation people (Americans and French) have for the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was unexpected to say the least.
The best part of the trip is always meeting the WWII veterans, thanking them for their service and hearing their stories if we are lucky. ...
... is a defining turning point in our history. Had the invasion not been successful, the fate of the world would have been at risk. The eyes of the world were on them and they depended on their competence, courage, and sacrifice. We owe so much to the men and women who sacrificed so much for liberty. I am honored to be here on this hallowed day and it will not be a day I forget. Again, I will give a short answer to why do I like world war 2? The first reason is ...