Ah, Europe in the summertime. I can picture myself sitting in a beer garden with Hendl, a Maß of Helles while watching the sun go down around 9 pm.
It was with dismay that I look at the weather forecast and see the weather is as bad in Europe as it is in Texas.
My second week I plan to go to UK where the weather there is being reported as being colder than christmas day.
Oh Bugger it. Perhaps I’ll be substituting that helles for glühwein.
A good friend of Roam sent me this wired.com article. It has a great graphic that at first glance looks like a leaf but look closer and you’ll see how all roads in Europe do indeed lead to
Ah , good times especially as I had a horse to get all around. Wouldn’t like to walk it!
Well, One thing you can say about the French is that they didn’t waste any time in handing out the honors.
Receiving the Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor) from President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace today was:
The details of another hero which has come through is Mark , a 51 year old French American. Moogalian was the person who wrestled away the Kalishnokov but was shot in the neck (not the banker that was previously reported). He will receive the same award at a later date when he recovers.
However, the role and identity of the French banker ‘Dominic’ remains a bit mysterious.
It is fantastic news about the passengers who overpowered the ISIS terrorist on the French train.
More of the story is coming out where not only were the US young men heroes for tackling the gunman, but there is a 28 year old French banker, who had wrestled away the Kalishnikov before the gunman pulled out his luger to continue his attack. The banker was shot in the chest where he is now in intensive care but in “serious but stable” condition. We wish that person (who wishes to remain anonymous) a speedy recovery
The bravery of all these men prevented a bloodbath. These are true heroes where we tend to overuse it for anyone wearing a uniform.
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