Our first stop for the day was the The Caen Memorial museum. This museum was brilliant! I could have spent hours there. It traces history from the end of World War I through World War II and even delves into events post-WWII. We had limited time so we only just barely made it through WWII. Fascinating! And it was the perfect preparation for the rest of our day where we would be visiting the beaches of Normandy.
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Oh how we loved staying with the Blairs at La Cressonniere! It was definitely a highlight of the trip.
Just a few of the random memories of our time here:
-Apple tree, walnut tree, raspberries, blackberries, lavender, roses, hollyhocks, wisteria, etc.
-Opening and closing shutters each morning and night
-Big spider on the ceiling in our room! Evidence that we really were in the country!
-"Paris Mix" CDs that Ben lent us to listen to on our daytrips
-Blair kids skyping with my kids
-Yummy drink with peach syrup and carbonated water
-Watching the Blair's episode of International House Hunters
-Watching Ralph's movies on youtube
-Listening to the Blair kids pray in French
-Within 15 minutes of arriving - Wes and the Blair kids belting out the song from Nacho Libre..."Incarnation!!"
-Driving the trash to the local dumpster
-The mermaid bathtub
-Dozens and dozens of stacked empty yogurt jars
-Betty singing little French songs
-Wes climbing up the rock wall and yelling, "Viva La Cressionniere!!!"