|The Bayeux Express
This morning we checked the train schedules via the internet at our hotel and planned our attack of St. Lo. First we cabbed it to Bayeux. Then we explored this wonderful little town that was relatively untouched during the invasion. There is a spectacular Cathedral in the center of town that is over 300 years old and still in use. We all agreed that it was one of the best that we have seen. Then we strolled through the downtown area and checked out all the neat little shops. Chuck picked up some truly STINKY cheese to take home to a friend and Jeff bought some wonderful hard cheese that we consumed later in the day.
We jumped on a train that (we thought) was going to St. Lo. We arrived at the little town of Lison and were told to get off the train. A bus was waiting and off we went, 17 kilometers to St. Lo! Unfortunately we arrived during a downpour so we turned tail back to Bayeux; cabbed to the city center of Arromanches and took in the oldest D-Day Museum in Normandy. We all agreed that we have learned so much more that we ever knew about the D-Day planning and invasion during this trip.
Tomorrow we say goodbye to Normandy and head back down to Paris.