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Monday, December 14, 2009

Travel: Bastogne to Bayeux

Bonjour, mes amis from c-c-c-cold France. My dad arrived Friday morning and we were off! We drove from Heidelberg to Bastogne, Belgium and participated in the Battle of the Bulge march. I have to say, compared to last year, I was quite disappointed. There were far more reenactors, but the route wasn't nearly as interesting. Plus, the food stations ran out of food! We did a 12k (7.45 miles) plus all the random walking around town on just breakfast. WHAT? When we finally got back to town, we attacked a restaurant. Still, it was fun. After the walk and touring the museums, we headed to Reims, where we spent the night (read: slept like the dead). After touring the cathedral (below), we drove to Bayeux.

We had to drive the peripherique around Paris and it took forever. Over an hour and a half to go 8 miles! By the time we arrived in Bayeux, it was dark, but that was okay, because this was right across the street from our hotel.

Today, we went to see the Bayeux Tapestry (un-freaking-believable) , tour the interior of the cathedral above and then drove out to St. Mere Eglise and Utah beach. It was freezing but so amazing to stand where they foufht their way ashore 65 years ago.
Tomorrow we're off to Paris (yay!) for a few days and then we're headed back home. I'll have approximately 845,423 photos to show you, so prepare yourself.

Au revoir!


satakieli said...

Belgium is lovely isn't it? I really think it's a totally underrated country. I was in Ypres about 6 years ago to look at the town, war museums, graveyards and preserved trenches. Beautiful place with s much history.

Frau said...

Sounds like a great trip, love the pictures you already posted. I sure you are having a wonderful time with your Dad. Safe travels!

Clare said...

I look forward to seeing all 845,000 of them. I visited Heidelberg when I was 13 and remember it to be a stunning city

BeautifulWreck said...

Stunning, looks like you are having a great time!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad you're having a great time! I can't wait to see the pictures!

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