The bus line picked us up to take us to Switzerland
It is hard to not like a house with a pool inside.
This is a clever, and efficient, way to deliver Pizza!
This is what they call coffee in Europe!
I might be a hair critical of some French things, but not their food! That is pretty hard to beat.
Shopping with Marlene at the local supermarket in Normandy
On way back to the rental house.
All the bunkers we visited at Normandy were pointed out to sea, to protect the beach from ships.
We passed this bunker on the way home and stopped for a closer look, it still have the gun inside.
The ladies really got into the tanks...
These metal things were dropped onto the beaches at the low tide line to foul up the boats
The American cemetery near Omaha beach. There was also a Canadian and German cemetary close by
Where we ate lunch
Desiree shows off her hamburger, which was very delicous
French fries in France! What could be more authentic?
Dallas and I would like to have our own tank (for peaceful purposes of course, like clearing trees and blowing up old cars)
A tank at the museum
A photo inside the museum showing what the inside of those bunkers would have looked like
This cannon was at the Museum
Another monument close by
zoomed out picture of the monument
Me and Dallas in front of the monument
The D-day monument on Omaha beach
Omaha beach, where the D-Day landings occurred (one of 5 sites)
heading over to Omaha beach
I think this is a modern day French tank or armored vehicle
this bunker got the bad end of a shell
Yet another bunker on the same hill
Inside a Nazi bunker at Pointe Du Hoc
The Ranger monument
The monument to the Rangers that scaled the cliffs and took over the bunkers
There once was a very big gun in here
There were several bunkers at Pointe Du Hoc
Bomb craters everywhere, it would have been unpleasant to have been here while they were being created.
Pointe Du Hoc location
This is Pointe Du Hoc:Overlooking the beaches, these bunkers were a real problem for landing troops and equipment
There were several bunkers on this point that the Allies took out the morning of the invasion
The French countryside almost reminded me of Lancaster County, with round bales and tractors going down the road.
On our way to several D-Day sites, with Moe the Taxi driver.
Some photos of our rental house
A chocolate banana was the description; it seems like it was accurate although not what we expected.
Some food we found at a local cafe and hauled to the house
Inside our rental house in Normandy
Our rental house in Normandy, France.
Checkout how these cycles weave in and out of traffic-I would be a nervous wreck (and probably a literal one shortly)
Five hours later, the van starts!
Is this the backup van?
Our bus broke down promptly upon picking us up.