WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) — KWWL’s Ron Steele recently joined KWWL viewers on the KWWL viewer trip to London, Normandy and Paris. Here are the four stories which aired on KWWL during the Holiday Vacations trip.
The latest KWWL viewer trip will take them to three European locations for 11 days. You can read more about the agenda here.
Steele will be reporting on his trip adventures as they happen, including a report on the group’s stop at the D-Day Museum. Check back here for updates.
Update: Tuesday, June 11:
Ron and 43 KWWL viewers are in London. They left Iowa early Monday morning and have made it safely across the pond. Ron sent back two photos of the group in London. In one, they are at the Windsor train station.
Saturday, June 15:
Ron sent back a report of their adventures in London. Suzanne, the Holiday Vacations tour guide, took Ron and guests to the historic Tower of London today, where they heard stories about the crowned jewels. They then took an afternoon cruise on the River Thames and took a ride on the London Eye. And, they saw the Waterloo Bridge! Here’s Ron’s report:
Sunday, June 16:
Ron and KWWL viewers are checking out numerous sights in London in this latest report. They were disappointed the Queen would not let them into the Buckingham Palace. The also visited the Imperial War Museum. Next they will head to England’s southern shore, known as Portsmouth. See the full report here:
Monday, June 17:
Ron and the guests were in Normandy today. One of the most anticipated stops on the tour was the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial which has over 9,000 headstones, all made of marble from the United States. The crosses serve as a sobering reminder of that historic day in 1944. Guests on the trip noticed many of the crosses have names of young Iowans. See Ron’s full report on Normandy, which aired on KWWL News at 10, here:
Tuesday, June 18:
Ron and guests went to Utah Beach, where more than 27,000 Americans came to shore on D-Day. They eventually made their way to their final stop on the trip, Paris, enjoying a cruise on the river Seine. Here they went by the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is currently undergoing repairs following the recent fire. Watch it here: