Monday, July 7, 2014

An Unexpected Siting at Loch Ness!

Wild Goats in Scotland

While we did not happen to glimpse "Nessie" at Loch Ness, we did see a couple of wild goats along the shoreline of the large lake in Scotland, near Fort Augustus. Taking a cruise from the village is a great way to enjoy the loch and its beautiful surrounding scenery.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Prehistoric Monolithic Monument


One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge, is located eight miles north of Salisbury, England.
It was not only a dream of mine to visit the gigantic rock formation, it was important to the research I need for the children's book I'm currently revising.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

    Omaha Beach
As an American, visiting the site of the D Day invasion that took place on June 6, 1944, was an extremely emotional experience. It was hard to imagine that seventy years ago, these now beautiful sands, were soiled with the blood, and laden with the bodies, of so many young heroes.

If you have the opportunity to visit Omaha Beach, be sure to include a visit to the nearby Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
Seeing the 9,387 headstones was an overwhelming experience for me.

The Visitors Center at the site, includes numerous exhibits and documentary movies on the Normandy Invasion. A word of warning: be sure to take a handkerchief with  you.

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