Well good morning from Paris. Today is the
fourteenth of July which is a major national holiday. Today actually commemorates the storming
of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. So there is a lot to celebrate.
We’re going to go watch a military parade and then there is going to be fireworks over
the Eiffel Tower. And maybe we may be attending a Fireman’s Ball. So let’s get started with
the day. So they were handing out French flags just
outside the metro station. So we’re all patriotic and ready to celebrate. We definitely could have come a little bit
earlier. Some people came really prepared. Check this out they’ve got step ladders. Oh,
yeah. So the metro is free today and it looks packed. So what are we doing next? Well, we’re heading
over to the fireman’s ball. We just finished watching the fireworks from the comfort of
our apartment. It was awesome. We’re on the eighth floor of our hotel and we just had
such a nice view right out of our window. We didn’t even have to go to the Eiffel Tower.
We could sit here, relax and just watch it outside of our window. Okay, so let’s go find that party now. Yes. So we are going in search of the fireman’s
ball. Apparently there is one taking place in our neighborhood just two streets away.
So we’re going to try to find it and see what it is like. So the whole idea of these fireman’s balls
in these different fire stations is to raise a lot of money for the fire station throughout
the year. There is a lot of dancing, there is drinking, there is games, there is food.
So we’re pretty excited about it. So this is actually quite disappointing. Google
has failed me. We looked at the address of fire stations that are supposedly having parties
and here we are with a fire station right behind us. And there is no party tonight.
There is just a fire truck pulling back into the station because they are working. Well
2 out of 3 isn’t bad? Yeah, so no party tonight guys. I guess we’re heading back to the hotel.
And that is the end of Bastille Day.