Capt. Spanky's off -leash tour

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  • By Capt. Spanky
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Hi everyone! I just got back from Normandy. I wanted to travel with the 37th Airlift Squadron to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but I was grounded due to an unfortunate incident (I can't help it if I drool on the avionics; I'm a dog after all.) Anyways, my human and I decided to paw the bill and get out there on our own. D-Day or not, this place was awesome. I've never felt this welcomed as a tourist before. The people were friendly, the food was great and everyone was in on the celebration. At fi rst I thought this was because of D-Day, but after a pleasant conversation with a lovely French poodle, it turns out that even though the D-Day celebration reminds Normandy residents of the events from 70 years ago, the population there is always happy to see tourists. I was happy to hear that because we wanted to explore. And explore we did. We saw medieval castles, toured many of the museums, spent some time digging in the national forests and doggy-paddled up and down the beach. By the time the week was over, I was so tired I could barely chew my kibble. I definitely recommend visiting Normandy.