Hey all! Sad to say, I will be away for the next two weeks as the wife and I, and my mother and father, tour the battlefields of Normandy and Flanders. This trip has been a long time in coming, and is a pretty big deal for obvious reasons. Not only is it an opportunity to see some major historic sites – ones which I have been hoping to see for some time – we are also getting the chance to do this tour during the Centenary of World War I.
As my father informed us after returning from doing the battlefields tour back in 2009, commemorating the Great War and World War II is a pretty big deal for the people who live in Northern France and Belgium. Here, the people live with the reminders of these terrible wars every single day, with farmers and villagers finding pieces of shrapnel, bullets, and even unexploded munitions on a regular basis. And in some areas, the evidence of the trenches is still visible, even where they haven’t been preserved.
The sites we will be visiting include Ypres, Beaumont-Hamel, Vimy Ridge, Dieppe, Bayeux, Juno Beach, Caen, Omaha Beach, Chartres, and of course, Paris – which we will be flying in and out of. I will be back on the 25th of April, no doubt with plenty of stories and pictures! Take care, and never forget the sacrifice made by so many for so many more!
15 thoughts on “Off to Europe!”
have a great trip.
Safe travels, Matt. Do bring back lots of stories. I do hope you get to walk on any of the D-Day beaches.
I’m SO jealous. Have a great trip 🙂
Have fun and take plenty of photos. I’ll be there in about a month as well, so when I get back I’m sure we’ll have PLENTY to talk about.
Thank you! Expect stories when I get back, plus some long overdue discussion about the Walking Dead comics. All Out War is just about done now, isn’t it? Any thoughts on how it might wrap up?
Know you’ll have a wonderful trip, and take great photos to post on your return.
Have a nice inspirational trip…and don´t forget to relax.
Soooo terribly jealous and happy for you! Have such a wonderful time and tell us all about it when you get back. Safe travels!!
I’m baaaaack! Have you seen any of my posts about the trip?
I’m just catching up on everything. Love it!!
Cool! Fourth installment is up and the last one is coming…
Matt, when you get back from Europe, check out my blog, I nominated you for an award.
Yaaaaay! Ah wait, this means I got to think of another 11 things to share? How interesting do you think I am?
Well, since you stopped working on Revengers’ serials…