We have been very busy the past few weeks, and have seen tons of beautiful, interesting, and emotionally moving sites not far from our home. I’ll cover the highlights today, and follow up later with more details of each location.
A few weeks ago, we met up with our son-in-law’s mother and sister in St. Malo (it’s actually located in Britany, but not far from our home). It was great to see them, and to explore the old section of the city. We walked along the ramparts and enjoyed the view of the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel.
The gardens at Château de Canon are stunning.
We enjoyed a little hiking, and expansive views at La Roche d’Oëtre, referred to as Normandie’s Switzerland.
In Bayeux we saw the famous tapestry, and Cathédrale Notre-Dame Bayeux. The tapestry is an amazing work of embroidery, over 200 feet long! My mom was quite an accomplished embroiderer in her lifetime, and I wish I could have brought her here to see it. Photos are not allowed, but there is a replica available for photos.
Our main reason for visiting Bayeau was to visit the American Military Cemetery and Omaha Beach. I wish I could have brought my father to visit these locations. His brother was one of the many soldiers here on D-Day. I know it would have been meaningful to him to have seen where his brother served during the war. Dad also served in WWII, and was stationed on the Ticonderoga in the Pacific.
Many people still place flowers at the base of this monument.
Neville continues to be the talk of the neighborhood with his antics.
Check back over the next few weeks as I write more about our adventures.
Stay safe and healthy,