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Jul 14, 2013 - Normandy countryside

My good friends Jack and Maree have suggested that this trip is turning into one long food-fest. Unfortunately, what follows will only confirm this, and yes Jack, I will be looking for a few 'Kinglakes' when I get back. Lisieux is the home of St Therese and there is a large basilica built early last century and finished in 1937 dedicated to her. Gina, Jacky and I walked up the hill to it before breakfast and mingled with the parishioners. We had a great view of the city which was largely destroyed during WW2 but not the basilica, nor the...

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Jul 13, 2013 - Normandy

We said farewell to our chateau near Combourg in Brittany and set of for less salubrious accommodation in Nornmandy. We also said farewell to the Hoopells, the other extended family we have been travelling with. They have headed for Paris for a few days before flying home via Vietnam where they will spend 3 days to break the journey. We have really enjoyed their company and expect to catchnup with Di and Harold, Simone's parents who live in Albury, from time to time when up in Mt Beauty. We arrived in Lisieux at about 7.00 this evening...

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May 19, 2008 - Caen to Lisieux

We left Caen, although there was some confusion because we didn't want to take the toll road, so finally got on the right route and made the trip to Lisieux in about an hour. The reason that we were going there was because of a promise that I had made months ago to a young woman where I work. Her daughter goes to Catholic school and had chosen St. Therese as her parton saint so I thought it would be interesting to visit the Basilica of St. Therese and bring back some token and photos to the child. During our trip planning, I saw that...

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