Monday, September 10, 2007

Coming up next...

Now that I have recovered from Jennie's trip, I am preparing for the next couple of weeks. This coming weekend I am heading to Normandy, France with a group from the American Women's Club. It is going to be a busy and exciting weekend! On the agenda is the following:

* Giverny, France and tour Monet’s home and gardens.

* Rouen, France - Historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on the River Seine and currently the capital of the Upper Normandy region.

* Bayeux, France and tapestry museum - Small town which lies on the Aure River in Normandy, in the "county" of Calvados, not far from the English Channel. It is located 16 miles west-northwest of Caen and roughly 166 miles northwest of Paris. Bayeux is home to the famous tapestry which bears its name.

* Arromanches, France - Town in the Normandy region of France located on the coast and in the heart of the area where the Normandy landings took place on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

* Visit the D-Day beaches and American cemetery.

* Village of Sainte-Mère-Église - Small town near the coast of Normandy. The town's main claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the World War II Normandy landings because this village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches.

* Follow some of the routes of D-Day campaign.

* Deauville, France - A commune in France and is regarded as the queen of the Normandy beaches.

* Honfleur, France - A harbour commune in the Norman département of Calvados, in France, located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine, very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, forming the école de Honfleur which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement . The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell-tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood in France.

The following weekend, Ginnie and Gail are coming to town and I am SO excited!!! For those of you who do not know Ginnie, she is one of my dearest and best friends. Gail is also very special and I adore tremendously (she is the lady who taught me to knit)!!! They are coming in for work but staying the weekend with me. So, I already know Brussels will never be the same with those 2 in town! I cannot wait!

More exciting times coming up!

1 comment:

  1. You have such an exciting life!! I'm jealous of all the places you are going to!!!