A couple of days ago, we went on a tour of the Normandy countryside to see various sites related to the D-Day invasion. Norman weather is apparently fairly moody and can change quickly, so I've been told. Our tour day was a perfect example of this. The day quickly changed from the forecast of mostly … Continue reading Normandy D-Day Tour: Utah and Omaha Beaches
After pretty close to 24 hours of travel, we finally made it to our Airbnb in Bayeux in Normandy, France. We are pretty exhausted but not too tired to oooh and aahhh at the view from our front window. Allow me to present to you the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, consecrated in 1077 with William … Continue reading A room (in Bayeux, France) with a view
Rembrandt, rowdy Ajax soccer (football) fans, and a hearty rendition of Sweet Caroline - excellent combo!
Spent a lovely day at Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam but sadly missed prime tulip season. They did have a really nice flower show there and although flower shows aren't really my thing, the displays were amazing. Check out my other pics and posts on Amsterdam!
Giant inflatable tulips, triple X hotel decor, Dutch apple pie and pannenkoeken. What's not to love? Here are a few photos from my trip to Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago. Hope you enjoy!
Seeing places like this are good reminders of the difference that a few brave people can make acting in kindness and also the difference that people can make acting out of fear and hate.
Historic and picturesque Nyhavn
We visited the Bistrot & Chocolat in Strasbourg yesterday - this place knows how to do a really nice brunch, highly recommend. Nice mix of sweet and savory (or as they list it, sucré et salé), all in a lovely presentation.
he Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (aka, the Strasbourg Cathedral). It was originally built in 1015 and later destroyed by fire. The present cathedral was completed in 1284. The spire was added in 1439 and was the tallest in Christendom for four centuries. Isn't it gorgeous?
I found this breakfast voucher from my hotel in Copenhagen this morning and gave it to my husband. He made me an omelette. #Winning. I have the best husband. I also have 4 more vouchers... 😀