DC TripJune 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C
Going to see some of our history!
I think the Saturday Market in Bayeux might have been Dad’s favorite sight of the whole trip. Here he is in front of a paella stand. Dad thought that with his wheelchair he might be able to pick up a few euros selling flowers! Had to stop at the fish monger stand. Note the shark on the scale.Read more
At Arromanches on Gold Beach, if you look closely you can see remains of the Mulberry Harbor off the beach. Dad really enjoyed today. Feeling good, getting great sleep, really enjoying having Erin and Jon along. He is also enjoying being pushed around in this chair-perhaps a little too much but, all is good as all three of us take turns. Tomorrow, we visit the Farmer’s Market in Bayeux then onto the Caen Museum. Catching a train later in the day back to Paris.Read more
Erin and Dad at the Airborne Museum in Ste. Mere Elise. Dad really enjoyed this! Erin found a highly questionable dive restaurant for lunch. See dead plant and dirty floor-but, 12 oysters for 12 euros! Ended up ok, nobody got sick! Dad and I at a huge German Battery-very coolRead more
American Cemetery at Omaha Beach. Dad really enjoyed visiting Omaha Beach. Reminiscing about people who he knew from his childhood who died during WWll. Next was Pointe du Hoc-the location where the Army Rangers scaled a 90ft cliff on D-Day. The Ranger Monument and Dad overlooking the cliff where the Rangers attacked. Less popular with Dad was the Bayeux Tapestry. He is not into William the Conqueror and medieval history. Tomorrow is Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Juno Beach.Read more
Dad sleeping and eating well but, still having a little 2nd day “jet lag”. Some work (conference) for me in the morning and then off for site seeing in the afternoon. An absolute mandatory pic-“Eiffel Tower”. My French colleagues and I at our booth at the World Nuclear Exhibition. After a few meetings, I snuck out to go hang with Dad. On Dad’s bucket list was some European history with the tomb of Napoleon at Invalides. Also strolled through the French military museum, Dad loved this, especially the suits of armor and weapons from the tenth-sixteenth centuries-pretty cool. Dad is really enjoying the cafe culture in France. We have been eating our meals at sidewalk cafes. He is amazed that people just sit there for hours, smoking cigarettes after ordering one stupid cup of coffee. In the US, they would chase them out, or maybe arrest them if they weren’t white.Read more