Les Deux Plateaux

I woke early one morning (not difficult to do when suffering through jetlag), ate my breakfast and hurriedly left my hotel. I was headed for the Palais Royale. Or more specifically, to its inner courtyard, Cour d’Honneur. My goal was to arrive before every Instagrammer in the city did because I wanted to take some…… Continue reading Les Deux Plateaux

Birch Bay State Park

A quick jaunt across the border took us camping at Birch Bay State Park this past weekend. It’s officially camping season and while I’m not into roughing it, spending time outside is always nice. Sleeping in our DIY van-turned-camper makes for an enjoyable experience. We started our morning with delicious breakfast sandwiches, stuffed with bacon,…… Continue reading Birch Bay State Park

Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre, one of the most horrific atrocities I’ve ever heard of. On June 10, 1944 the 2nd SS Panzer Division “Das Reich” (part of the notorious Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany) stormed the village of Oradour-sur-Glane and killed 642 people, and left the village in ruins. (Stop reading…… Continue reading Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre