Sunday, August 10, 2008
we toured normandy, carcasonne and bordeaux all in two days! it was great...heath and rick enjoyed the wine, mckenzie and i enjoyed the ice cream. in bordeaux, they had a pavillion you could walk on with mist water spouts for locals to cool off...great idea in the city...maybe we'll put that one in the nyc suggestion box.
carcasonne is where they filmed the movie robin hood with kevin costner...enormous castle and city surrounded by stone walls. very touristy inside though...
normandy was great, however, we could not fulfill the jay borman tour. it was way too extensive for us! we did see omaha beach, point du hoc and the main cemetery.
mont saint michel - this was by far the best thing we've done. it's an enormous cathedral and small town on top of a rock where the water from the sea surrounds at high tides. you can actually see the water start to come in and then fill up all around the city. we had to walk through some shallow water to get back to our car...it was so great. we had dinner where we could watch the tide coming in through glass walls . the cathedral literally had over 20 rooms, all more magnificent than the last. in certain rooms, they had people playing a harp, the cello, flute and piano - you could hear it in the halls as you approached, it was magical. heath's dad, rick, and son, mckenzie, were with us and they thoroughly enjoyed it as well :) at night, you can't believe what you're seeing...it looks too good to be true.