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... size and sort of spread out from each other at equal distance. I found the foxholes!! I was so excited. Now for those that may not know, a foxhole is a small hole dug into the ground that the soldiers manned in defense of their area and it sort of became their home. They would eat in them and sleep in them. They weren't very deep, as the ground 70 years ago was hard and frozen. I'm also not sure if these foxholes have been maintained over the years, but it ...
... So if you weren't completely bored by my history lesson on why I went to Bastogne to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and to witness the first opening of an exhibit dedicated to Texas A&M, then please read on. I won't go into details about how this got going with A&M, but from my understanding, the Belgian people that were in that area have a severe love affair with Americans and Texas A&M seemed to ...
... I knew it I was in Luxembourg.
Funny thing, I think time has stopped in Luxembourg. It wasn't a parking lot. It was beautiful and everything I had ever imagined.
I know a golf course may seem a silly place to say thanks and some may think I am making light of my goal. But, I was . . . WAS . . . "somewhere in Luxenbourg" as I set out to be. And it was ...
... and reject the implication that equal measures of courage are required for each, but reckless does seem an apt adjective for either endeavor.
As far as history is concerned, the simple truth is that times change. Look at these pictures near Omaha beach from identical points of view separated by 70 years in time:
... you can hope for with a hand pump is about 60 PSI, when a bike like this cruises at 110. So normally, you ride low and slow, praying the damn thing won't pop again until you can find a gas station and an air compressor.
Funny thing about the back roads of your Normandy countryside. Yeah, yeah, beautiful and green, but not a gas station anywhere. God what I would have given for a Chevron mini mart.
Now things are getting dicey. ...