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... to them, I may never have to.
So let's get started.
The day started off a bit slow. I slept in a bit because I had basically gone Wednesday through Thursday on about 6 hours of sleep. I was tired and needed the rest. Now, I have to say that the night before (Thursday night) I said to myself, that wouldn't it be neat if it snowed on my "tour" day. Just something to add an extra element to trying to imagine what it felt and looked like ...
Which is probably what the locals and other visitors thought as about a hundred Aggies descended on the small town of Bastogne, Belgium. Bastogne is a town that really promotes it's historical heritage. I won't bore the blog with two many details, but the summary is that the town was under siege by the Germans and the 101 First Airborne (and other units) held the town. The siege last for about 7 days and the town was crucial to the Germans as ...
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.
... assessed we went to explore old town.
Old town was really pretty. Nice blue stone buildings all from the local quarry. A castle and a church in the heart of town. There were two similar rock structures which we still don't know quite what they were. These were round semi circles in the rock face. Estimating about 20m high... so large.
Once we explored the town we went to the larges topiary garden open to the public IN THE WORLD. ...
Left for belgium this morning. Just entered the french speaking country and I read about some caves in liege, belgium that I will try to find. And then onto brussels.. an intereting thing in europe is all the public bathrooms cost money to use... here are some pictures of the roads. The sign that looks like a ghost busters sign means theres no speed ...