Old Geezers Out to Lunch

Old Geezers Out to Lunch
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Glimpses of France

Here are three glimpses from our recent vacation to France: one in the river valley across from our hotel on the Dordogne river in the south of France; one from Monet's garden in Giverny; the last American cemetery overlooking Omaha beach on the Normandy coast.

I must say that we experienced none of the reputed French arrogance when it comes to English-speaking visitors.  We found everyone incredibly friendly and helpful, and at no time did we experience any of the snootiness we'd heard was endemic to France. A delightful trip in every way.

On an early morning walk from the hotel, this was the scene we 
spotted across the road (above). This is the Dordogne region, famed
 for the prehistoric cave art, including Lascaux, which we visited. 

Monet's garden in Giverny, still 
spectacular even at the end of the 
summer bloom

The American cemetery memorial above Omaha Beach. An extremely moving site.