I have so many and such varied photos from our fabulous day that I’m not sure which one(s) to post.

Early this morning, we went for a lovely, rainy walk in the adorable coastal town of Trouville (across a river from Deauville, which happens to be a sister city of Lexington). There, on the “main drag,” down the street from the big, fancy casino and the huge ferris wheel, I took pictures of the open-air fish market.

After breakfast, we drove to Caen, which will be the main host city for next year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. While there, I took photos of the huge castle (or what’s left if it) that started out as William the Conqueror’s when he was duke of Normandy. I also took photos of the outside and inside of two old churches. One of these has two naves, both of which have wooden ceilings that look like the upside-down inside of boats. And we visited the abbey founded by Matilda (William’s wife), and where she’s buried.

This afternoon, we drove to Crepon (population only about 200) — where we’re staying tonight and tomorrow — and walked around the village for a bit. Then, before dinner, we drove a couple of miles over to the Normandy beaches. While at one of these, we happened onto the preserved remnants of a German gun battery. Surprisingly, except where things were clearly dangerous and therefore blocked off, visitors are free to wander around and through all of it. A.J. was like the proverbial kid in a candy store.

Sooo… What would you like to see?!