Canadian D Day Landing tour and drinking backpacker style in the park

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Today was our full day D Day Landing Tour just outside of Bayeux. We booked with Battlebus Tours and had a guide named Dale, who's a British Ex pat and a very entertaining guide. We stopped at a bunch of memorials that were erected and are maintained by the local communities that were liberated by the Canadian troops. What a day of feeling very patriotic and proud to be a Canadian! We stopped at the beaches where they landed, one of the cemetaries (which was the nicest, most beautifully well kept cemetary I've ever been to), the Juno Centre (illusrates the Canadians part in the war in Europe and in Canada) and a few battlefields/farm fields as well as lots of memorials (15 stops altogether). To sum up today, we laughed, we cried, we remembered ...

Tonight our plan was to eat and then go see Sex and the City. We found a place to eat, but finding a place for dessert was a very different story. Everything in this town (besides bars and restaurants) close at 7:30, which we discovered as we showed up to each placce and saw it closed. One place was open but had their kitchen closed at 7:30! We eventually found a place for a dessert crepe (with nutella) and ice cream. We then headed over to see the movie and found out it was in French (even though the poster outsides said English). So our backup plan was a cheap bottle of wine to drink in the park. At least this way mom got a chance to live like I did for the past 2 months :)

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At Juno Beach
At Juno Beach
the Canadian Flag used in the war
the Canadian Flag used in the war
Canadian cemetary
Canadian cemetary
gun shot damaged grave marker in o…
gun shot damaged grave marker in …
at our road side picnic stop
at our road side picnic stop
Drinking in the park
Drinking in the park
My Mannekin Pis bottle opener with…
My Mannekin Pis bottle opener wit…
Bayeux
photo by: madeleine