After our fantastic beach vacation, it was back to reality for a few days before we had company. The Viper Pilot’s parents flew in to spend a few days with us, er, with Owen (because let’s be honest, it’s not about us anymore). One of the first places we took them was Luxembourg City to see the American Military Cemetery.
The area around the city was liberated by Americans in 1944 and a temporary military cemetery was built. A treaty was signed in 1951 granting the US government free use in perpetuity of the land, without taxation and the cemetery remains the resting place to 5,076 American service members (22 brothers rest side-by-side, two Medal of Honor recipients, and 1 woman). Many of whom were killed in the Battle of the Bulge.
It is also the final resting place of General Patton, who was killed in a car crash in 1945 on his way home from a pheasant hunting trip. He was buried at the cemetery alongside the wartime casualties of the Third Army per his request to be buried facing his men.
The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering the streets of Luxembourg City.
He adores his grandpa. 🙂
We came across a sandwich shop called Les Sandwiches de Charles. If you’re looking for something exotic, fresh and delicious, this is your place. As we walked by looking for Turkish pizza, I was magnetized by the quaint restaurant. The menu was displayed on a wall and busting with a variety of delightful combinations and catchy names.
My sandwich had chicken, goat cheese, walnuts, and spinach. I would have been happy with just the bread alone. Words cannot describe the amazing experience of eating this sandwich.
We got our order to go and picnicked in a park near our parking garage. Owen loves to watch, study, listen, and learn (you can almost see the gears whizzing in that little fuzzy top of his) anything and everything and a busy park was just his speed. This park turned out to be hands down THE coolest park ever. EVER. I’m speaking for all 20-something years of my existence.
The Parc de Monterey is fantastic for all ages. A large-scale pirate ship in the middle of the playground (that adults can easily climb on) completely with a lookout tower. Large sandbox area to play in and several water games. Tire swings. A giant metal enclosed slide.
He loves water. Heck, he loves everything. 🙂
Dear readers, friends, and family (with or without kids): if you visit us, I WILL bring you here. I’m as excited about it as a kid would be. Plus, I really want another one of those sandwiches.
Hope you’re all having a fantastic week so far. I posted on the Facebook page to ask me about dōTERRA essential oils and have already have a couple of inquiries from readers about oils for snoring, allergies, breastfeeding, anxiety, weight loss, and sleep. Please let me know if you’re interested and I would be happy to help you find ways to incorporate oils into your daily routine. I diffused lavender last night and haven’t slept so soundly in months. The Viper Pilot started his allergy regimen last night – buh bye, Claritin! (If you know military pilots at all, you know how much they hate taking meds, no one likes to be DNIF.) There is an oil for everything!!