Thursday, June 4, 2009


There are nearly 10 thousand american soldiers buried in the cemetery there--that represents only 1/3 of the Americans that died in Europe during the battle (or maybe it was WWII...can't remember).

It was raining again, but this time it fit the day perfectly.  C1 did a great job with photos, hu? This is another view of the cemetery.

We had a delightful local showing us the battle sites and monuments in a 12-passenger van.  He new the Battle of Normandy history like he was there when it happened.

This is a photo of some remains from a bunker.  It's pretty sobering to be standing in the middle of  a gorgeous country side and see pieces of concrete everywhere and huge craters from bombs.  I have to say Normandy was the most serious and emotional part of the trip...and so in some ways most memorable.

The yellow is "canolia" the blossom of the plant that canola oil is made from.  Isn't it amazing?  I loved flying into France because I saw patches of this yellow interspersed with patches of the different shades of green.  No particular pattern or grid...just patches sewn together like a quilt...and so I've decided that one day I'll make one.


  1. It's a very humble experience to set foot on soil that has so much history behind it. It's truly amazing what actually happened at places like this.

  2. wow that is so cool. I am so glad you guys had an amazing time!

  3. Great blog entries about France. It really reminded me of my trip about 14 months ago...

    I'm glad I found your blog through a Twitter entry. I'll be sure to "follow" it from now on.

  4. Very beautiful. Canolia oil will never be the same.