Saturday, June 2, 2012

Belgium 1/3

Up early this morning to board the Eurostar for Lille.

Picked up a car and here we are in Ieper (Ypres)

Had our first meal and then we were off to see what we came here for.

I have found this very moving today, so prepare yourselves.

I am not sure why this really gets to me.

Maybe it's because I have 3 sons in their early 20's that it seems personal.

My grandfather and his brothers survived the Western Front.

The Menin Gate, marking 55,000 soldiers never found.



  1. Maria, Thanks for the holiday news. I'll be reading with interest. Raining heavily here tonight after a huge frost this morning. Brie depated for Athens last night and then goes to Sweden.