Tuning Out on HGTV

When there was nothing else on TV my husband and I could always trust HGTV to deliver some entertainment with a house buying or renovating show. Lately we have not been tuning in to HGTV.  We have found ourselves annoyed by the behavior of the buyers.

While I was Wandering: The Coors Brewery

Touring the Coors Brewery

It seems to me since I started traveling as a kid with my parents a consistent "sight" on our list was a factory tour. I have toured distilleries in Scotland, wineries in France, the VW plant in Germany, Ben and Jerry’s and Vermont Teddy Bear factories in New England, Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, Budweiser in St. Louis, and in my hometown of Canton, OH the former Harry London chocolate factory. It should come as no surprise then that while looking at map of the Denver area I asked if we could stop at the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO.

While I was Wandering: Saint-Mere-Eglise


If you have seen the movie The Longest Day you are familiar with the small town of Sainte-Mère-Église. You may even feel you have been there before when visiting - and you have virtually since some scenes of the movie were filmed on-site. There is a wonderful, immersive, interactive museum in town dedicated to the 82nd and the 101st Airborne Divisions who parachuted into Normandy in advance of the D-Day landings.

Bayeux Tapestry

Our trip to the Tapestry was one adventure! The Tapestry is located in a building a few blocks from the Bayeux Cathedral. We dutifully plugged the address for the Tapestry building into our GPS. The GPS sure did take us there - directly in the courtyard of the building! This is one of those times when you have to have a map with you in addition to your GPS. We eventually found our way to municipal parking lot (there is no parking for the Tapestry alone) and then found our way by foot back to the Tapestry.