Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Weekend Away

We drove out to the coast to 
Normandy this past weekend.

With only a few months left
I'm feeling the pressure to see everything!

In our four years of living in

we haven't seen enough of it!

We've traveled quite a bit
throughout Europe, Africa
and even the Middle East..

we took advantage of the three
day weekend and drove out 
first to Etretat. 

Etretat is best known for it's 
(one looks like an elephant dipping 
it's trunk in the ocean for a drink! :)

...and for attracting artists such as 
Claude Monet to come paint.

The little town is quaint
with half timbered houses..
typical of this region.
We stopped for lunch and 
filled up on 
Moules frites
(mussels with french fries)

I fell in love with the architecture..

and appreciate that even the more modern
buildings stayed true to it's character. 

Less than an hours drive south..
the charming harbor town of 
our stop for the night.

Slate-covered townhouses and plenty
of cafes line this picturesque port
that artists also came to paint.

We arrived at night
in the pouring rain
and sat outside for dinner
under a protective tarp.
(more Moules frites!)

We woke Easter Sunday
to bright sunshine..
(and surprisingly the Easter bunny
found us way out here!)

We had petit dejeuner 
outside and strolled around the 

We loved Honfleur!

Next we stopped by 
the lovely seaside town of Deauville.
Yes..those are people swimming!
It was about 45 degrees with the windchill!
But, the sun was shining!

The boardwalk and 
bath houses...

It was a windy day!
So glad we stopped for 
a walk on the beach here...

Two hours later 
we arrived here...

Mont St Michele!

World Heritage Site..
it is one of the most visited 
places in France.

We stayed on the island..
and what a windy, rainy night 
it was!

We had fun walking all around 
and up and down and 
watching the tides 
come in and out.

We had a wonderful weekend
in France!

Happy Easter!


  1. Oh my goodness, how breathtaking!!! I can imagine, with only a few more months, that you do feel you need to take is as much as possible! I hope your little guy is able to remember all these times:) I was only 8 when we left England but I do have strong memories of it there.

    Stunning pics!!!

  2. Month St. Michel is I of my favorite places ever, since I majored in medieval history. And I just showed a painting to my third graders that was done at Entretat. Can't believe you're living these adventures.