Sunday, May 15, 2011

Becky & Jeff come to visit

Becky came to visit us back in August 2009, and this time came back with Jeff, at the end of their honeymoon.

Saturday afternoon we went out to visit the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, where more than 6000 World War I soldiers are buried, at Seringes-et-Nesle.

On the way, we unwittingly drove on the race course of the Tour de Picardie bicycle race. The only cyclists we saw were having a pre-race picnic, but we saw a lot people (comparatively, given that it's the middle of nowhere) on the side of the road, waiting to see the cyclists go by.

Entrance to the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery.

Over 6000 World War I soldiers are buried here.

Parental mythology moment. (Even better than a Kodak Moment.)

The memorial.

The map room.
Becky and Jeff.

Benjamin being a soldier.

We tried to visit the Château de Nesles near the cemetery, but it is closed to the public until further notice for safety reasons. So we just took a few pictures of the outside.

Thinking we'd have better luck at the Château de Fère en Tardenois, which we have visited before, we headed that way... only to find the door downstairs marked "Danger" and locked up tight. There were other people up on the castle, but it adjoins a hotel and its gardens, so we suspect rather than being closed for "danger" it may have been closed for a private reception. (Our invitations must have been lost in the mail.)

So we took pictures from afar again.

My 3 cute boys!


Claire said...

Yes they are all 3 very cute!

Top-of-the-Arch said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Frederic.
I don't need the photos to know that the boys (Benjamin and Noah) are still cute :)
Thanks for sharing the photos and always glad to read that you and the family are well.
It is sunny and comfortable here in St. Louis.
Have a good week,
PS: Can't wait for the long weekend (Memorial Day)!