We had a long (3-day) weekend in June for “ascension” day and we decided to make the most of it with a trip. We decided on Normandy, unaware that it would be the 70th anniversary of World War II. Just a week earlier, all the world leaders (including Obama!) was in Brussels for some summit, and now the same world leaders were gonna be in Normandy for the 70th Anniversary at the D-Day Beaches. This was SUCH a wonderful trip – the weather was gorgeous, the scenes were dreamy, and the history was so rich. Right after work on Friday night, we left Belgium and drove all the way to stop at Rouen for the night (where Joan of Arc was crucified!). Unfortunately it was too late when we reached past midnight, and the next day it was rainy and gray (and we got up late) to see the town, so we skipped the town and drove on towards Bayeux.
Famous french crepes!!!
Tom’s: Apple, Camembert cheese (normandy specialty), Bacon
Mine: GIZZARD (it was stinky!), potatoes and I don’t remember what cheese!
they were DELICIOUS. the crepes were salty and a thicker version of dosa, and crispy and hot..YUM
the building of the museum where the world’s LONGEST tapestry is stored.
we stood in line for 15 mins, then found out we’d have to wait ANOTHER 20 mins to go in…
so we decided to skip to catch the AIR SHOW that afternoon (in celebration of end of WWII)
loved the atmosphere. there were tourists EVERYWHERE. SO lively.
a lot of Americans and French coming from USA and all over France to join the celebration
and the display of flags from all the countries of WWII
We got stuck in traffic at 3 and although the airshow was supposed to start at 4, it started at 3.30!!!!
Too many pics… splitting our Day 1 to the next post…