Finally back to some reliable internet so I can try to get caught up on the last couple of days. On the way to Normandy, we stopped at Giverny, France to see Claude Monet’s house. He lived in the house for 43 years from 1883 to 1926. Really I wanted to stop there just to see the gardens and the lily pond. We took a very brief look in the house but spent most of the time wandering around the large gardens. I was surprised to see how many flowers were still blooming even though it is the middle of September.