It really could have been the longest day, but it passed in a moment. The drive to the beaches of Normandy France looked to be around 11 hours so we opted to break it up by stopping our first night … Continue reading
Tim and I hadn’t been together for very long before we had our first of many conversations about airplanes and war. It might seem like a strange topic for a date, but Tim has command of some unique tricks and … Continue reading
Before exploring WWII and the Normandy invasion, we took a morning stroll through Rouen, France. My first thought was that this is exactly the little French village depicted in the Disney film, “Beauty and the Beast.” With every turn on … Continue reading
When we first moved to Germany one of my first kamikaze day trips was to Boleslawiec Poland, a tiny town that churns out volumes of the irresistible blue and white pottery full of dots and stripes. Boleslawiec is a good … Continue reading
Since Notre Dame cathedral was packed with tourists during the weekend, we opted to visit her sister cathedral, another gothic beauty, on our way home. 2 hours outside of Paris and conveniently located just off the autobahn, Notre-Dame de Reims … Continue reading
The great thing about being in Geneva is the proximity to France. We took a countryside drive over the border to visit Annecy, France. The village is nestled at the bottom of soaring mountains and has a lake perfect for recreation. We picnicked in a nearby park then took a stroll to the town, walking by canals and oogling the diners who were enjoying meals at the numerous water-side restaurants. The town boasts the “most photographed prison” in all of France…built in the 12 Century, the Lord of Annecy was the first to inhabit this structure. The old prison was modeled after a Galley ship’s bow to resemble an anchored warfare vessel in calm waters. Convicts were the last residents of the building.