The past few days have been pretty crazy. We slept on the plane and then landed at 9:30 in the morning, and by 10:30 we had our rental car and were on the road to our b&b. We went past a small village on the way and so we stopped and walked around it. It was one of the villages (Honfleur) that never were bombed in WWII. Then we arrived at our b&b so we crashed on the beds and slept. The next day we went to Juno beach where the Canadians landed on D-Day. It was very commemorative and impressive! I learned that the Germans where defended so well that even in the areas they were not expecting attacks from, there were still many defences placed there so that it would slow the Allied forces down. We also went to a cemetery for the Canadians. It was one of my favourite stops because it was very calm and peaceful.
The next day we went to Le Mont Saint Michel, (which is an abbey on an island). It was protected for 1000 years by the fast moving tides and quick sand. It was unbelievable with the towering abbey and the small village underneath. After that we drove back and went to the dinner that the owner of the b&b served, it was great! We are packing up as I write this and we are about to go to our next stop! See you then!
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5 thoughts on “The First Few Days”
Hey Brandon,Thanks for the post. Very informative and great pictures. That area looks like it has a special feel to it.Looking forward to the next post :)Hugs and kisses to all.GP
brandonrlau posted: “The past few days have been pretty crazy. We slept on the plane and then landed at 9:30 in the morning, and by 10:30 we had our rental car and were on the road to our b&b. We went past a small village on the way and so we stopped and walked around it.”
Thanks for the news Brandon! What a great way to share your trip with others. For me your post was a welcome diversion from paperwork 🙂 Say hi to Ryan and your parents for me. Jen
So happy to read your post and share in the excitement of your trip. How wonderful that you were on the D Day beaches and visited a cemetery, it is so important to take time out to remember the fallen in a moment of peace. We have much to be thankful for.
The photos are great. Does the cat meow in French? lol
Love you all lots, miss you but happily miss you if you know what I mean. Have fun. I’m ready for the next post!
Love, Grannie & Grandad Vic xoxoxoxoxoxoxooox
keep ’em coming, Brandon. Love to read all about your travels with the fam. Nice pics, too!
Hello Lau family!
How amazing that you visited the D day beaches on June 6th. It must have been quite
an experience. Thanks for sharing and showing us the pictures. We can’t wait to hear and see more.
We are thinking and praying for you.
Love from the Shields