Today we continued our journey on the CBF battlefield tour.  Our day began with arriving at Toronto Pearson Airport from all different areas of Canada.  We all gathered as a group and boarded our plane to Charles de Gaulle.  The flight went by fast, and by 9:00 am (Paris time) we had landed and were ready to continue on with our next journey of the day.  We waited for our rental cars, and once we had received them at about 12:30 pm we split into two groups and began the drive.  We were headed to Ypres for our first stop.  Along the way, around 1:30 pm, we made a quick stop at a rest stop and all grabbed something to have for lunch.  On our drive we were able to view a couple of different land marks and learn about them.  One of these was the location for the Battle of Amiens, and another being where the Canadians attacked on April 1917.  After driving through small towns we reached our final destinations for the day, Ypres.  While travelling in Ypres, Belgium, we are staying at the Hotel O Ieper.  We all paired up and found our rooms to prepare for the next part of the day.  At 6:00 pm we all met in the lobby of our Hotel and went out for dinner.  To end off the day we took a quick walk around the area near our hotel.  We were able to walk by a couple of local sites, including the In Flanders Fields Museum.  We then headed to bed to prepare for our journey tomorrow.

— Alysha McGuinness