Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Beautiful and Underappreciated Luxembourg

Hey all,

As you know, we're on our road trip, but where are we today?  If all goes as planned, we should be in the small country of Luxembourg. 

This is a country I haven't been to yet, so I'm very excited about going.  I didn't know much about Luxembourg...still am trying to research it, but what I've seen so far tells me we could spend more than the two days we had planned there.  Many more in fact.

But let me show you some of the sights we are hoping to see.  I'm so very much looking forward to it!

Viaden Castle, in Northern Luxembourg.  I love exploring castles, and I hope that this is just one of many I'll be able to visit.

Mullerthal Region – Luxemburg’s Little Switzerland.  I hope we get to spend a lot of time here.  It's beautiful!!!

The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial.  This is an area Jonathon is really looking forward to visiting.  He's a total WWII buff!

Luxembourg City.  We won't have much time here, but we want to wander through the old part of the city.  It's so beautiful.

And finally, one last treat before we head to Zurich.  We plan on stopping in Mondorf-les-Bains, a famous thermal spa for an afternoon of treating ourselves.

Anyway,  who knows what we'll actually see on our trip, but I know whatever we wind up doing, it will be a great time.  Jonathon and I will be together, alone and doing our second favorite activity.  *grin* Exploring new places.

I'll see you in Zurich!  Have an awesome Hump Day!!!!


CJ England
Follow Your Dreams


Phylis said...

All but one picture showed up but everything looks gorgeous!!! I am so jealous! lol Enjoy and remember the pictures. They should be spectacular.

Ray said...

The cemetery reminds me of the American Cemetery & Memorial in Normandy. I went inside a German bunker on the high ground at Omaha Beach and I gathered some rocks from the beach that I used in my fish tank when I got home. We were all conversing and even joking around, but not one person spoke a word when we got to the cemetery. This one looks every bit as solemn.

Cemeteries with headstones and large statues are interesting, but I never got the same solemn feelings I got at the war cemetery. I can get somewhat the same feeling just looking at the picture of the one on Luxembourg.

CJ England said...

Not sure why the pics aren't coming out for you, Phylis. I'm so sorry.

CJ England said...

It was very similar to Flanders Field, Ray. AND it had the same feel to it.

Our experience was very like yours. Jonathon taught me more about the war as we walked the beach at Normandy, but at the cemetery it was so quiet and heartfelt.

This one was the same. Patton is buried here...a simple white cross just like his men. And the thousands of crosses just made me weep.

Phylis said...

It was just the one. *shrugs* I'm sure you will post fantastic pictures later on! : )

Ray said...

If pics don't come out for me I try to first click on the square that should contain the photo. If that doesn't work my next step is a disc cleanup. If that doesn't work a reboot. I only do the last step if the picture is of great importance to me of if after the cleanup I still miss several pictures.

I don't know if that would help or not.

Ray said...

I need to see that cemetery. Years before the movie Patton I read a biography of Patton. My wife and I both like the movie so much that she calls him General George C. Scott.

CJ England said...

Let me know if Ray's idea works, Phylis. I can pass it on to anyone else who may have problems.

CJ England said...

It was so beautiful, Ray. I can't tell you how blessed I was just by standing in the presence of all those courageous men.

And Patton's simple grave was one of the high points.