Tom has a dirty little secret
Another busy day today. But first let me tell you about the cute little apartment we rented. It’s located on the second floor and its 3 times the size of what we had in Paris. It’s super charming and very comfortable.
First thing this morning we visited the Bayeux Tapestry museum. If you’re an Amazing Race fan, you will remember this from the show. Or, if you’re Tom, you already know everything about it and can’t wait to see it in person.
Basically it’s nearly 1000 years old and tells the story of William the Conqueror. I would say it’s somewhat interesting….especially for those over 75 years old.
The big event was the visit to the D Day site at Juno Beach. Tom was like the star pupil and I was his photographer at every monument.
We were on a tour with 2 other people and our guide was excellent. We also hit the Juno Beach museum and Canadian cemetery in France. This was heavy stuff and really gave us the perspective on how many died and what they had to do get France from under Germany’s thumb.
And while it was all very interesting and good, it did sorta feel like an all day social studies class. Turns out I haven’t matured much since high school and I napped while the teacher was talking and if Tanya was there, we probably woulda ditched to go swim in the ocean.
toms dirty little secret
At the beginning of the tour, it was asked if we had any family or anything that fought in the war. One girl had a couple great uncles but everyone else said no. (This is where someone will tell me that of course someone in my family was in the war and I cant believe you didn’t know that)
However Tom is GERMAN. And his grandfather died in the WAR. FIGHTING FOR GERMANY. It took me about half way through the tour to realize this. There is a lot of ‘those German bastards’ and ‘can you believe those Germans did that’ in this tour. And I would just look at Tom and whisper, ‘yeah, can you Tom, CAN YOU?’
We finished the day by going out for a real French meal. I had a galette which is a savoury crepe. Delicious.
Tomorrow we have another long social studies class then we are on our way to Nice for beaches. Or at least that’s what I’ve been told. We will be taking the night train to Nice, so that might be chalk full of interesting stories.
And for those of you wondering about how Tom might be doing with French-He started earlier this week with ‘Mercy’ and today he pulled out ‘Marci’. Somehow he is getting worse.