Written by Wesley Klehm Our actual final day was uneventful. We went over a big bridge and then stopped in to see Lille’s city center. Sterling bought some plants and we saw a clock. We continued on and again passed by Ghent. We arrived back in Breda, and after a wrong turn, a near miss by a […]Read more "Driving home"
Written by Wesley Klehm Our almost final day was our full day Overlord tour. Our guide used to live in Winter Park. We started off stopping at a gun battery near Omaha beach. There were some original 105mm guns still in place. It was foggy and visibility was low, as it was on D-Day We then moved […]Read more "A guided band of brothers tour"
Written by Wesley Klehm Today was a more relaxed day. We drove up to Chêne chapelle. This was a little chapel built into a tree. I could barely fit through the door, but it was a really neat place. After a few minutes we left and headed north towards Etretat. Along the way we saw some dogs […]Read more "d’Etretat and a church in a tree"
Written by Wesley Klehm We headed out early again towards Cherbourg. We stopped in Carentan first to go to a tank museum. There were a bunch of tanks, jeeps, trucks and other vehicles. It was actually really well done. The setup of the mannequin soldiers around the vehicles was an accurate portrayal of the war and what […]Read more "Cherbourg!"
Written by Wesley Klehm We left a little later that day. We enjoyed our sort of breakfast at the hotel. During the meal though, the madame french lady came over and started talking to Sterling. After a bit she shuffled away and we got up and left. Evidently, she was rather miffed that we had left so […]Read more "Mont St. Michel"
Written by Wesley Klehm Dive day! We headed out really early to Asnelles. It’s a tiny little town by Arromanches, which is where the allies set up one of the temporary docks used during the war. We met with Lionel at the dive center and figured out what gear we needed. The group headed out and we […]Read more "Diving Normandie"
Written by Wesley Klehm We began with breakfast, or at least what amounted to breakfast. It was a cup of yogurt, cold cuts, a croussant, and juice. During the meal, Madame Normandy asked us why we were visiting and then brought us a bunch of brochures for various things to see. It was great because we […]Read more "happy birthday wesley"
Written by Wesley Klehm We started our trip on the wrong foot. My shoe decided that day to start gouging a hole in my heel. So the walk over to the rental car store was a little difficult. But once we picked up the car and got back to the apartment, I repaired my shoe, we got some […]Read more "euro (road) trip"
This week, we went back to Paris to share some time with Wesley’s sister, Emily. It is her first visit to Europe and she is oh so excited to be on the vacation of a lifetime. Although our objective was to make sure Emily got to see everything she wanted to see, we still enjoyed […]Read more "à Paris"
After the conference we wanted to head to Spain so we headed over to Bordeaux to make our way down. There were vineyards galore on the train ride there. We thought of going on a wine tour but didn’t get around to it. The city had a nice set of stores and cafes along the […]Read more "Bastille day"