Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today, the group left Honfleur and went to see the tapestry of Bayeux. We all went to the museum, and examined and learned about the story of William the Conqueror,a French Duke, and King Harold, the King of England. It was quite interesting to see such an extensive display of French and English history, all exquisitely embroidered. After that, we contitnued on to Arromarches, a charming sea-side town, for lunch. Many of us enjoyed an authentic crepe at the various creperies around the city. Then, we were on our way to the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. On the way there we stopped by to check out the German bunkers. The cemetery was quite beautiful and serene. There were thousands of white crosses and stars, line after line coming out of the cut green lawn. After visiting the graves, we proceeded on to the d-day landing beaches. All along the trip our wonderful guide, Audrey, speaks about the history of places and people. She is an enormous help and makes the trip more interesting. Now we are on our way to eat dinner in St. Malo, where we will be staying for two days. We’re all having a lot of fun and taking a lot of pictures !