Good morning, friends. For those of us who are believers in Christ, today is a glorious day of celebration and hope. I hope you all enjoy it.
I’ve had a nice weekend here in Virginia. We’ve had some lovely spring weather, and I’m just trying not to think about the snow I’m supposed to arrive home to tomorrow. It shouldn’t amount to much, but still. How rude! It’s like a bad April Fool’s Day joke.
Which, by the way, I hate April Fool’s Day. I usually fall for at least one prank before I remember what day it is, and then after that, I’m wise to it all, but I always have to fall for at least one. It’s so annoying.
I’m not a big fan of jokes that make people feel stupid and gullible, but you have to laugh and act like you think the prank is funny, or you’re made to feel like you’re a stick in the mud in addition to being stupid and gullible.
All that to say, April Fool’s is one of those days I prefer to ignore, but today it’s also Easter, so I will just focus on that.
Yesterday we visited the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. It was absolutely amazing; if you ever have a chance to visit, do it. We all love history in our family. Paul has read a lot about WWII, and we both like to watch historical movies and documentaries, plus I’ve read quite a bit of historical fiction that takes place during that era. Our son is planning to be a history major in college, so I especially wanted to visit this site while he is still with us on these trips.
We did the guided walking tour, which is a must. There is so much symbolism involved in the exhibits, you really need to hear about it from them. Plus our guide not only explained the significance of all the exhibits, but she gave us the story of the day as we walked through.
It helped put the pieces together for someone like me who knows the basics but doesn’t always have all the details down pat, and it’s also great for people like my husband and son who know a lot of facts but like to hear the more obscure details.
I don’t think my daughters loved it, but they tolerated it. It helped that it was a beautiful day.
My grandfather who is still alive is a WWII veteran, so that personalized it even more for our family.
The picture above is at the arch, which symbolizes the Allied victory, and Overlord was the name of the mission.
They keep adding exhibits to the memorial, so even if you’re been before, it’s worth going back. I was impressed with how much they have to see and how well thought-out it all is. It’s truly a hidden gem in a beautiful area.
Last night, we went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, The Home Place. It’s an old Southern home out in the country that has been made into a restaurant where they serve fried chicken and and all the fixin’s family style.
There’s always a long wait (no reservations) but the view from the yard are so lovely, no one minds waiting. We went early (like at 4:00) and still waited an hour.
When we came out afterwards, the sun was setting over the countryside, and it was absolutely gorgeous. I wish we’d been able to get a family picture, but half our party had left already so I did a few Insta Stories to show you all the view.
Anyway, I need to get a move on here if I’m going to be ready for church.
I’m looking forward to our Easter celebration this morning, and then we’re going out for a nice lunch afterwards. I’m always a fan of holiday meals I don’t have to cook. *jazz hands*
For those who are celebrating, I hope you and yours have a blessed and joyous Easter Sunday!