After a stop at a French cemetery on the edge of Verdun,
We visit Fort Douaumont and walk around the outside but do not take the €7p/p tour of its galleries.
There are many square miles of this battlefield
Earlier, before heading into the center of the city, we had stopped at Chez Mamie to check their serving times. Carolyn hit two bakeries across the street and scored a home run with four pieces of Quiche Lorraine, two strawberry tarts and one plumb tart plus a small pizza. We had toyed with going back to Chez Mamie for dinner after the grocery stop but it is 6PM and they are not open. They are open midday (lunch) and evening (dinner) every day but Tuesday and we guess they will open around 6:30PM as we were there Sunday night a little after 7PM and one family was being served as we entered.
We are both foot sore and tired so we decide to postpone Chez Mamie for another night and head back to our cottage. It is breezy and cool but we sit outside for drinks and some Blue Brie cheese, a surprise purchase as we thought it was plain blue cheese...that happens when you can’t read the packages!... and some Holland Gouda. Both excellent. Dinner is some of the quiche, a salad and we split a strawberry tart.
After cleaning up, we do a little blog work and read. There is a thunderstorm working over toward Verdun and the lighting is pretty but it is so far away that we cannot hear the thunder. Carolyn does some laundry in our tiny washing machine (about the size of a large trash compactor) and bed calls.