Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mary-Claire's Adventures in France

Dear All,

Just a little note to let you all know we are back home from our wonderful adventure in France.

We arrived home Sunday evening. There are so many memories that we will treasure for a long time. The Beaches of Normandy and the National Cemetery were deeply moving. At some points, it is unbelievable that any soldiers survived the invasion. (watch "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Longest Day"). Mont Saint Michele was on my "bucket list" and we walked all the steps to the top. (Hundreds of them)

We visited Monet's Garden and saw the pond where he painted the famous "Water Lily" painting. Amazing. A gardener's dream!

We celebrated Don's birthday by having a birthday lunch at the "Jules Verne" restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. What a view. When we were finished, we had to leave the restaurant by a back stair way and not the elevator because a bomb threat was called in while where having lunch. Exciting!

The Cruise and the weather were perfect.  Five star treatment all the way. (beautiful sites, unbelievable food and service, wonderful people and staff).

Now it is back to reality, hamburgers and hot dogs.

Please excuse me if I babble on for a long time about this trip. Hope you all are well.
Hugs and Blessings to all.

M-C

Saturday, August 22, 2015