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        I planned another story for this week when I happened upon this one, and I wanted to share it with you. I am in the process of organizing hundreds of stories kept from my newspaper days. 1,139 more words


Prague and Bratislava and Budapest, oh my!

I just got back from 12 days in Prague, Bratislava, and Budapest. I spent two days sightseeing in Prague and then attended a conference in the city for six days (more on that later!). 239 more words


What’s In a Name: The Arthur Lauer Story

Going to War: Part II

Anzio, about 35 miles south of our main objective Rome, was a small resort area prior to the war.  Our initial landing on the beaches had been a great surprise to the Germans as far as our invasion point. 492 more words

A Fortress Like No Other

We took our first day trip in France on the 4th of July. We drove just over the Normandy border to Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site where there is a beautiful lone mountain on a former island with a fortress surrounding an old village. 643 more words


Me and my wonderful man have just returned from a merry little jaunt driving around Normandy, France. I didn’t actually intend to write a blog post on the holiday, so therefore didn’t take an awful lot of pictures, but I really wanted somewhere to document our holiday & share them all! 1,054 more words


Jumieges and the Abbey

For this trip to Normandy we based ourselves in Jumieges which is about 20 miles west of Rouen.  We chose to stay at this site as it is one recommended by the UK Caravan Club.   317 more words


Ma Vie en France: The Perks of Knowing Some Pretty Cool People

So I haven’t updated in quite a while, and that’s actually for good reason; although Paris is still awesome and I’m loving life here, I hadn’t really done anything particularly interesting/extraordinary since Bastille Day–or at least anything blog-worthy–until last weekend.   1,349 more words

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