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Today, Josh and I took a 3 hour journey, by train and bus, to visit Normandy.
Obviously today was a bit more sombre than previous days of our Paris holiday. We both really wanted to see Normandy, and it was definitely worth the long trip.
We expected to see Canadian memorials at Juno beach, but what really caught us off guard was driving by just regular city parks, and seeing Canadian flags flying ...
... it was actually a 20 minute walk (I googled mapped it on my ancient computer last night). My first mission was to find a place for wifi or a SIM card. I detected a mall 100 meters from my base and ventured there. Finally, things were looking up. I found wifi! Wifi is essential because I could tell my parents that I was safe and I could google directions. As commanding officer of my one man Americain army, I decided the mall would be be my new base. I also had to ...
... a wonderful sense of peace whilst there. There were fields of wheat surrounding it and in the front were growing a number of red poppies - very significant we felt.
Returning to Caen (which we are finally pronouncing correctly!!) we visited Le Mémorial de Caen - a special memorial/museum dedicated to the history of violence and intensive, outstanding conflict in the 20th Century and particularly World War II. There are two theatres showing a film on he ...
... at defensive warfare in the Caen area. Meyer would make the Canadians pay dearly for everything that they wished to gain. While being under almost constant air and naval bombardment, Meyer did have three tactical advantages in his attempts to "drive the fishes into the sea". One, Meyer's headquarters was situated in the twin towers of the Abbaye d'Ardenne on the northwestern outskirts of Caen where he could observe the entire battlefront all the way to the ...
... Clinton should send me a thank you note.
And speaking of French nasties: I went to the Casino, only to be held at the door. They wanted ID, okay, I know I look young. I presented my ID – a California drivers license – and the young boy at the desk said “ah, madame, no”.
“I need to see your passport.”
“My passport, well, it’s in Paris, why do you need to see ...