I also had a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone, which is my favorite flavor. The mint was a lot stronger than what I'm used to eating, which was cool. The peppermint flavor was a nice touch. Molly had a caramel ice cream cone, which had some butter cream chunks inside it, which was also tasty.
The surrounding lands are farmland - corn, I think, definitely wheat, and a lot of cows. There are an awful lot of cows. The houses are predominantly cream colored, some brick but mostly plaster-type outside with slate shingle roofs. The roads are quite narrow, making guiding this bus through town a mixture of skill, luck, and bravery. The buildings and walls are right up against the edges of the street - there are more sidewalks, but mostly the sidewalks are the streets. It is not uncommon to have the bushes and hedgerows grown out into the street a bit, brushing against the side of the bus. The speed limit signs are plain white circular signs, with the numbers written in black ink and a think red circle bordering the sign.
There was a small concert pavilion set up in downtown Arromanches, and Sidekicks and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (the combination Cleffhangers and Fancy Pants quartets, formerly known as Pantshangers) both sang a song. The crowds enjoyed the performances and spoke with us afterwards.
There were quite a few British folks wandering around today.
I don't know if it's a sign of my French or my accent, but when I ask for something in French, the shopkeepers all answer me in English.
We warmed up on the bus for the Normandy cemetery performance. It was a unique experience, considering that I was holding on for dear life because of how Jean Josef, our driver, weaved his way down the roads. I tried conducting with one hand as much as I could, but when it got crazy, I held on with two hands and conducting with my head.
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