Happy Bastille Day

In my last post, I shared a few pictures of my trip to France. If you’ve read any books in A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery series, you know Andi Grace Scott dreams of visiting France. So it seemed like the time celebrate Bastille Day.

My research shows the most respectful way to say happy Bastille day is, bonne Fete Nationale.

What is Bastille Day? Glad you asked.

Bastille Day incorporates two French historical events in one day. 

The storming of the Bastille, which marked a turning point in the French Revolution is the main focus on the celebration. The holiday also acknowledges the Fête de la Fédération which is an 18th century holiday festival in France.

July 14, 1789 a mob attacked the Parisian political prison in search of more ammunition. It the process of attacking the medieval fortress, seven prisoners were released. The mob took control of the Bastille and kindled the revolution which would lead to the French Republic.

History has never been my strong suit, so if you want to learn more this seems to be a good time to research it.

Instead I’ll share a few more pictures to honor the French as they celebrate Bastille Day 2020.


Plans Changed

How many times in 2020 have we had to change our plans? Everything from vacations to doctor appointments. Today we were supposed to go to Kentucky to visit our family. We haven’t seen them since Christmas, and we were so ready for this trip.

We live in South Carolina, and if you’ve listened to the news at all, you know we’re one of the hot spots. It didn’t matter because we had a plan. We’re already super cautious because of my husband works with elderly people. Our plan was to only go to three homes. We wouldn’t go shopping or out to eat. All we care about is seeing our family.

Then more and more people were getting tested. If we left for Kentucky, would we possibly take the virus to our loved ones? We have family members aged one to ninety-two. Was it fair to them? What about the people my husband works with? Would it be fair for us to leave if they needed him?

So, we finally decided to stay home. We’re not going to give up though. We’ll get there, but it won’t be today.

Aubrey Hepburn was known for her inspirational quotes, and I want to share three.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!

Paris is always a good idea.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.


Taking a Break From COVID-19

Many people are exhausted from social distancing and staying at home. We can’t quit because we’ve got to flatten the curve. Who really heard of that expression before the coronavirus hit?

The point of today’s post is to take a mental vacation. One of my favorite trips was in 2019 when Tim and I visited France with my brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Carol Lutz.

Chris and Carol by The Roue de Paris
In the Paris, the City of Love, we witnessed a couple getting married! C’est très romantique.
I’d love to hear about your favorite trips.