After the pics, we found our way to the motorway and drove into France. The seed limit is 90kph on the motorway and the French were rather insistent about it. We found our hotel in Lutz, and we are living to fight another day!
These monuments honor Gen. McAuliffe, who, when surrounded by the Germans in the Battle of the Bulge and was asked to surrender, said “Nuts.” The Germans didn’t understand this, so for clarification he told them, according to the story I’ve heard, F You. The Americans did not surrender and were eventually liberated.
The car isn’t bad. It is a full size BMW, and it seats us four comfortably. Our four bags just fit in the trunk under the cover. It has a diesel motor and we went 450km on a half tank of fuel. Filling up was interesting, there appears to be no paying at the pump. You pump, and there’s cashiers like at a toll booth with an arm and everything. Fuel was about €4.40 a gallon, I’m not up on the exchange rate today so you don’t get the figure in dollars. The get up and go isn’t bad for a diesel, it has about as much oomph as Marie’s V6 Malibu. We have the car for another week.
Not far from the Band Of Brothers memorial is the border of Luxembourg and Belgium. George really likes this type of stop, and to be honest, I do too. Luxembourg was country number 4 of the 5 in 5 tour.
I can’t tell you which direction this is, as my internal compass is not working on this trip.
This monument was put up outside the hamlet of Foy, in Belgium. It honors American troops who died here during the Battle of the Bulge, retold in the HBO series, Band Of Brothers. The sacrifice made by these brave Americans should never ever be forgotten.
The marker said 1846 and the stanchion to the right said 1928. There was no English explanation.
This was part of our 5 nations in 5 hours tour. This point is where Germany, Netherlands and Belgium meet. George pointed out that before the unification of Germany in 1870, Prussia and another province/country met here as well.