|This is where we dive for the camera to show our enthusiasm!|
|From the north side where the first abbot and others are buried.|
|The main entrance to the chapel down the nave.|
|Sarcophagus of Napoleon III|
|In which Ethan meets some stone stairs|
After snagging a few pictures, we were back outside at the end of the tour. Just to get to see that a place like this is hiding out in our home town is pretty nifty! I mean, we knew it was here, and once we did a service project helping the monks clear some hay from one of their fields (they have the only farm left in our borough). But still: getting to see it was quite fun. And the monks have a gift shop! Complete with old-school illuminated greeting cards! How brilliant is that? Needless to say, we have a card of St. Michael which will be framed and on our walls some time soon.
|One day, my son, you will learn to love these sorts of trips.|
|You can tell they're father and son: they make the same faces in pictures.|
Hope you keep reading long enough to join me again as a vicarious tourist! Until then...