Monday, April 7, 2008
We drove out towards Overijse in search of lambs with their mothers. We did see some however they were far away and we could not get a good look at them.
Foxy on the other had enjoyed the view and the smells.
Then we had a car picnic. What is a car picnic you ask? It is where you eat in you car at a park or scenic place, but there was nowhere close to downtown Overijse so we ate in the parking lot…a special treat a drive thru and Mc Donald’s.
My dad is not a big fan of car picnic's we did one once in Florida with Foxy. We had a nice view of the gulf and good food but not a happy father.
The Saturday night movie on TV was Valiant – a Disney movie that didn’t get a good box office showing due to the lack of humor, too realistic and not very creative.(according to critics) It was based on actual facts and WWII. The Scenes when they are in Normandy are very realistic, even the birds flying into the bunkers. I can see where kids would not sit still for this movie, but it is good for adults needing a reminder of history from a pigeons point of view.
About the movie:
Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war.
Suddenly, the founder of the RHPS, Gutsy, informs Montegue that his troops, Squad F, have to leave for France immediately to get a message even though their training isn't finished. Their plane is shot down in France, and Valiant and company enlist the help of two French mice, Charles de Girl and Rollo, to get them into German territory and help them defeat the evil pigeon-hunting Nazi falcon general Von Talon. Valiant rescues Bugsy and Mercury from Von Talon's bunker, and in the process, gets the message back. Valiant defeats Von Talon with the help of his family and friends and delivers the message. He is awarded a Dickin medal and reunites with Victoria.