Main Street Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... to find out what would happen if they wrapped in the gears. I pulled over to tie and tuck them in; no issue but was at the end of the group as I needed to catch up. I also noticed that the sun was strong and the trail was hard to see the hazards as the early morning had the sun right in our eyes. Just as the pace was relaxed and rolling through the parks you heard a bang and saw someone crunch over the handle bars. Even though there was nothing you can do, it was painful to see ...
... Most impactful for me were the video encounters with Belgian civilians, soldiers from both sides of the conflict, priests, nurses, and doctors who told their stories, then disappeared into the dark screen. I was riveted by their experiences: becoming refugees from their own country; enduring the horrors of gas attacks, struggling with the pain of losing friends, laboring to help the injured and the dying, ...
... was presented in a very interactive way. I read a little sign in one of the town centres that spoke of the devastation to Belgium and it's people during WWI. In 1915, over 5,000 Belgians fled to France for safety from the Germans. In 1919, only 500 returned and of those 79 left as they couldn't handle what they had returned to - their beautiful village had been levelled. We visited Hill 62 today - wow. Josh ...
... made up the 16 person guard in place that evening and a group who were following their battalions footsteps from ww1. the playing of the last post is very moving, there is young and old and oeople from so many different ciuntries all here to pay there respects, I was able to attend this service on both nights I wasbin ypres and the fact that there is so many veterans visiting is amazing. the weather the next day was once again pretty average so I decided not to go in search ...
... ended up logging in as Ali Ali; which I very soon realised meant I would not discover how many people with my surname died in the first world war.
Lisa Lisa had made the same mistake... but also first off registered that she lives in Aberdeen, which she then changed as she was not terribly interested in hearing stories about Aberdeenshire folk.
Beer called, so we trialled a Belgian special called Duvel which was over 8% and went down ...