‘Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom…’- Normandy Bound

by farrah on May 8, 2014 · 3 comments

Sometimes you go places and just expect rain. That’s how it was with Dublin and London- the latter surprisingly dry. Today, however, as we prepare to leave for Normandy I am not surprised. I’ve planned for it to be like this since we were talking to my dad about the trip a year ago. It goes something like this:


So yeah, could be worse, right? And it’s not exactly like we’re going on a ‘beach holiday’ or anything. In fact, I think that the weather might possibly compliment the somber mood as the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches. Additionally, we’re no strangers to traveling/sightseeing/etc in the rain, but it’s just kind of- hard with the kids if you get my meaning.

Sometimes the trips we take aren’t grand holidays (I don’t think ours ever are, really) but there’s a purpose behind them and hopefully lessons learned. My dad has been looking forward to this for a long time and I am really hoping that we are able to take away some memories for us all to keep.

I’m also really excited to see things like the Bayeux Tapestry, which is the 900 + year old Battle of Hastings story on embroidery. It hangs in the museum and won’t be too far away. Additionally, there’s the incredible Etretat and Mont Saint-Michel that I’m really looking forward to seeing. The military tour is tomorrow- where my father and I will see the beaches, cemetery and other landmarks. We’ve got quite a bit crammed into the next few days!

I wish you a wonderful weekend and excited to report back on our experience. Hopefully I’ll have some useful tips for anyone out there planning to go next month with their kids.

PS- Happy Mother’s Day! We’re going to have brunch at an English restaurant in France before the drive back Sunday. I know. Sounds interesting. I’ll let you know.

Image credit: Today’s weather.com forecast. whoopee!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julia May 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

Have fun with your Dad, it sounds like you have a great trip planned I hope the weather turns around for you.


2 Leighann May 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

what an amazing experience. I can’t wait to read all about it. Lucky Ducky.


3 Chamisa May 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Looking forward to hearing about your experience at Normandy – fingers crossed the actual weather is better than this forecast :).


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