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GREETINGS my dear friends!
I'm on the home front for a few more days. We have been having some festive birthday fun for my sister Jet.
And overall just some very pleasant down time before I go ahead and hit the road again, this time heading up to the fog land that is San Fran.
But as I'm sure you already know, as always I am looking quite forward to being on the road once again, finding fun activities and exploring exploring exploring!
The only issue that I'm having and trying to avoid is the HEAT. I'm no fan of the summer and certainly not of the hot weather.
So what is a girl to do when the summer comes around and she can't take the heat???
She beings planning trips that take her off to places/lands that don't have such intense summers...
Starting with San Francisco...
I'm also looking at doing a Pacific Northwest trip that might lead into an Alaskan cruise!
Sooooo very many possibilities.
While I work on where I'm going, I'll leave you with a pic or a few from Jet's bday celebration...
It wasn't only Jet's bday, but I had a sweet little baby to babysit - Aurora!!
Hope you thoroughly enjoy your Sunday!
I'll be back soon,
10 Facts About Bastille Day
A Big Sunday Hello!!
I've got a full day of activities and to do's today. As I'm writing my Scoop today in my lovely backyard, my little fur baby, Punkin is enjoying some sun bathing on the grass.
For those of you who love France, it's culture and history, you are aware that today is Bastille Day, the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In French.
Formally called la Fête nationale and commonly and legally le 14 juillet; "the 14th of July," Bastille Day is celebrated with Military parades, fireworks, concerts, balls.
Personally, I love all things French! Not only did I take six years of French through high school and college, but I've enjoyed four visits to this country, namely Paris.
From my first journey to Paris as a high school senior, to my last visit to celebrate Gianna's 13th Birthday two years ago, I have so many wonderful memories of this amazing destination.
I'm thrilled that my girls have already had the opportunity to make a journey through Paris twice as well as having had the chance to see parts of Normandy, including the seaside village of Honfleur. And I know we will return time and time again!!
Here are a few memories from both Tanya and myself of lovely France!!
And now for 10 Facts about
1. Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on July 14, 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
2. As in the US, where the signing of the Declaration of Independence signaled the start of the American Revolution, in France the storming of the Bastille began the Great Revolution. In both countries, the national holiday thus symbolizes the beginning of a new form of government.
3. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and power of Louis the 16th's Regime.
4. Storming the prison was a symbol of liberty and the fight against oppression for all French citizens.
5. Capturing the Bastille marked the end of absolute monarchy, the birth of the sovereign Nation, and, eventually, the creation of the (First) Republic, in 1792.
6. Bastille Day was declared the French national holiday on July 6, 1880.
7. Bastille Day has such a strong signification for the French because the holiday symbolizes the birth of the Republic.
8. The French Revolution had numerous causes and among these were a strong rebellion by the people, namely, the middle class who wanted the right to own land and to vote, the lower class were hostile about living in lack and farmers angry about tithes and feudal rights.
9. For Parliament, Bastille Day was about this governing body wanting the king to share his absolute powers with an oligarchic parliament.
10. On the one-year anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, delegates from every region of France proclaimed their allegiance to a single national community during the Fête de la Fédération in Paris—the first time in history that a people had claimed their right to self-determination.