As you've noticed from the lack of blogging, not much has been going on here for the last week or so. But Tim decided we should take a wee day trip and head to Bedford.
It was totally worth the trip! The memorial itself is exceptionally well done. This area symbolized the landing on the shores of Normandy. There were little bursts of water that shot up and made a noise much like the bullets that were fired at the invading troops.
This sculpture represented climbing the cliffs.
I can't believe it took us this long to go there. Now that we have, I plan to take our parents the next time they visit. If you go, I would definitely recommend taking the guided tour. Our guide was a Vietnam Vet and his explanation of both D-Day and how the memorial represented it made the visit much more interesting.[Their website is www.dday.org.]
We also want to go on June 6th next year for the anniversary of D-Day. A group of veterans from the Operation Overlord come each year and we'd like to meet them.
Only slightly put out by the family trip.
File it under day trip success.