Les Merlettes & Le Merle Moqueur
Travel Blogs from La Roche-en-Ardenne
... reenactors were there milling around and parking their jeeps. I think they just hang out and let people take pictures of them. One guy had a fire going and had an old coffee pot on it. A few others were shaving down a tree, possibly using the shavings to drop into the foxhole for warmth. Anyway, I was walking around taking pictures of the snow covered trees when I stepped down into a hole. I stopped and looked around and noticed a few other holes about ...
... it. Proud men to the end.
So why is Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge so relevant? The war would have been won by the Allies regardless. With severe pressure from the Russians from the Eastern Front and the Allies coming in from the West and South, the Germans were doomed. However, had the Germans punched a hole in the Allied lines, most notably the Battle of the Bulge, it could have prolonged the war much longer. The success ...
... no wind. Not bad. Stopped for soup at Rochefort. More road works and pavements being replaced. Good soup and back on the road, this time taking the road less travelled. Obscure roads through tiny villages veering across the countryside.
Unfortunately, the weather deteriorated as the afternoon progressed. Drove through persistent rain to the small hamlet of Cartigny. Think ...
Luxembourg. Since it was on our way back to Switzerland we decided to check it
out. Our route took us through the Ardennes to a small village called
Kautenbach. The area is beautiful and our campsite was nestled into the bottom
of a valley and surrounded by forested mountains on all sides. The campsite was
very pretty and comfortable, but being at the bottom of a valley was pretty
cold as well.
... sold and moved after the 5 years. However, our taxi driver said we had some time before our train and he drove us around to see all of them.
... They are really good. I was surprised. fantastic works of art. There was one artist that came and finished one in less than the 4 weeks so he did another one. Both of them were amazing.
Once we got to the station we caught got home way quicker, by not listening to the lady at the train ...