Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Big day today. Went to pick up hire car which was hilarious. We had been given the address of Avis from our travel Agent. The directions read with an address. We walked around for 1/2 hour trying to find it with no luck. We eventually asked a lady on the street who couldn't understand us so she marches into the Crowne Plaza hotel and drags out some employee who could speak a little English. He takes us down the hotel lift into underground car park where all the Avis ...
... they entered the carillon chamber, it was like clockwork as the chimes began to play just as they walked in. The top offered a panoramic view of the surrounding area and many pictures were taken.
The entire morning sent a strong message about the folly of war, and how when the industry and industrial technology of war includes human cogs, just how badly things can turn out.
Next we enjoyed lunch in an outdoor café. Barb, Rich, and Jeannette had traditional ham ...
Sometimes there's a day, and when you're living it, you know it will be etched in your memory forever. Today was one of those. We rose at 1:30am for the hour long drive to the Australian War Memorial at Villers Bretonneux. Maybe it was the rain we stood in for hours or the silent crowd of thousands. Maybe it was the two and a half hour wait to board our bus after the service was over. Maybe it was the buzz of sitting and chatting to strangers in ...
This morning we got our rental car - a Ford mini SUV diesel standard shift. Handles very well, but it is surely not like my beloved E350. We drove south to the city of Ypres, Belgium. We checked into our room at a b&b that is situated over a grill restaurant owned by the same family. Very small and all Ikea furnished, but surprisingly nice and comfortable for a paltry 75 euro. In town we went to the city Center and did the 'In Flanders Fields ...
... that the world lost when the first chlorine gas attacks took place, and when men drowned in seas of mud and clawed at their faces as they struggled to breathe. Maybe we mourn too, for the people who simply never were, for their potential fathers were gunned down in Flanders fields. And that is why, as we reach another Remembrance Day, and people (almost) nation-wide have a holiday, "at the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."