Last day of Spring Break
Rouen and Bastogne
Patrick and Joan of Arc have the same birthday.
|We most definitely bought the tiny melons!|
|My favorite thing about this is that the German translation is completely different than the French and English.|
We left Rouen with a excellent supply of meats, cheeses, and tiny melons.
Forward to Bastogne!
|The centre of town has a visitors centre and a couple of memorials.|
|Someone left a small stone commemorating the anniversary of WWII.|
|And here we take a Lincoln time out...|
|All the war stuff made this Lincoln's favorite vacation by far, until just after this. We were wandering off and heard a lot of screaming. Lincoln had gotten off balance sliding off the front of the tank, it didn't end well.|
|Patrick did an assessment to make sure that his chin was all that needed medical attention. I ran into the visitors center to get directions to the hospital.|
|Fortunately Bastogne doctors are well practiced in stitching up Americans.|
|His attending was actually an EMT. She had him stitched up quickly, even if it wasn't pretty.|
|I will never complain though. She worked quickly, he barely has a scar, and the entire trip only cost us 110 Euro.|
|The oxygen bag had some kind of sedative in it. After we got Lincoln a new shirt, his other was covered in blood, he had to sit for about 15 minutes until his world stopped spinning.|
And now, back to our vacation.
The Bastogne war museum.
It's one of the better war museums I've been to. It doesn't just show you stuff, it tells a story as you go through the museum.
|Aurelia's first go at a rotary phone.|
|Lincoln did finally join us, even if he was still a little blurry.|
|The museum has a theater that does a good job at immersing you in the Battle of the Bulge.|
|Aurelia SMASH!No, Aurelia, don't do it!|
|NO! AURELIA SMASH!!!|
|The museum follows the progression of the war through to the end.|
|The Mardrasson Memorial.|
|Some people didn't want to go up top.|
|I have always loved that my two states are side by side.|
|He wouldn't point to the 1st ID, said it would look funny. So I mad a comment about HIS looks and we moved on.|