Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Weekend Travels

This past weekend we headed over to Luxembourg, which is about an hour from our house. We did a little shopping and visited the Hamm American Cemetery. The cemetery is the final resting place for 5,076 American soldiers including General George S. Patton. Most of those resting here were killed in the Battle of the Bulge. It really is a beautiful cemetery, and was wonderful to see the American soldiers being honored on foreign soil.

General Patton's Grave, sitting at the head of the cemetery. Just a normal marker like every other soldier, yet he is honored by being placed at the commanding position.

We also did some driving around of our local area, mainly looking for hiking trails. We did find a few, but we will have to look around for some more. What we didn't expect to find was a wonderful bakery in Hetzerath that has fantastic chocolate filled croissants!! Look out!

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