Remembering D-Day Part 4 – Afternoon thru Normandy

After lunch we headed to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first town liberated by the Allied Forces. As paratroopers descended from the sky into the small village, American soldier, John Steele was hit by shrapnel and landed on the church tower in the village. He then spent two and half hours dangling from the church tower. There isContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 4 – Afternoon thru Normandy”

Remembering D-Day Part 3 – Morning In Normandy

After leaving the German Cemetery (more on that here: https://beyondthemilestravelblog.com/2020/06/14/remembering-d-day-part-2-the-cemeteries/ ), we headed to Angoville-au-Plain. This was my favorite part of the tour! There is not much to this small town but it’s the church that holds the history and story of Robert Wright and Ken Moore. These two heroic US army medics with theContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 3 – Morning In Normandy”

Remembering D-Day Part 1 Bayeux

My first visit to Paris was for only 5 days, which left me very little time to head out of the city to explore everything else that the country of France has to offer. As a big history fan, I’ve always wanted to visit Normandy. So on my second trip back to Paris, I madeContinue reading “Remembering D-Day Part 1 Bayeux”

Happy 100th Wonder Wheel

So many milestones are not able to be celebrated this year, from significant birthdays to weddings to graduations, but also important milestones of tourist attractions. This May the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY turns 100 years old.  Sadly due to covis-19, there is no celebration and opening day has been postponed. TheContinue reading “Happy 100th Wonder Wheel”