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Day 5: Romanced by France

The beauty of the French country side puts a spell on you. Several times since arriving here I have had to remind myself that I am not dreaming. 758 more words


Day 4: Chaos and Baguettes.

We arrived in Paris at 7:15 am. We had planned on sleeping on the bus but our driver made this impossible. He was a sassy, young man who drove way to fast and broke way too hard. 496 more words


Sam Raup

18 January 2017

Companion book: “Normandy: A Father’s Odyssey, a Son-in-Law’s Curiosity” coming out 2017 

This week in 1944, the U.S.S. PC 552 waited out a severe winter North Atlantic storm in the Azores. 265 more words


Le Mont Saint Michel

It’s one of France’s most iconic image: a monastery with its slender spires and stout ramparts and rocky slope seemingly rises from the depth of the sea. 1,022 more words

Travel Blog

Our Story: from the D-Day Beaches to Rainy Strolls along the Seine

Some stories have a starting point that you don’t even realize is a starting point for sometimes as long as 70 years after the fact. 1,505 more words


K'Lee Dale's Cosmic Photo Challenge

This  is  a photo  of  the  interior  of  the  best  Gite  we  have  ever  stayed in  in Normandy. I put  an antique   blush on  the photo. 106 more words