How to make your weekend special? First, by being asked to take seventeen ambassadors to NATO on an author’s tour of the Battle of the Bulge. Next, to have the War Heritage Institute liven up that tour just that little bit by organizing a long column of vintage World War II vehicles, including three Sherman tanks, to trace Patton’s long slog from Bastogne to Houffalize in January 1945. I am too busy this year with the development of the new Belgian World War II museum, Liberation Garden, in Leopoldsburg to take on any author’s tours in the Ardennes. But how could I not have made an exception for this one?