Thursday, July 1, 2010

Independence Day/Le Fete Nationale

The 4Th of July is one of my favorite holidays and one close to my heart. My parents came to this country 28 years ago as immigrants from then, Communist Romania. The United States became their safe haven, their land of opportunity, freedom of religion....the American Dream.
I chose the Statue Of Liberty picture as a reminder of our friendship with France. Built by Frenchman, Frederick (also my 1st born's middle name) Auguste Bartholdi, it was a gift to the Americans to commemorate 100 Years of Independence. Also known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

The French celebrate Bastille Day on July 14Th. We both love our Red, White, and Blue. Across the Ocean, there is a common thread. We all yearned for something better. A government "of the people, for the people, by the people." A truth that we struggle to protect to this day.

We are celebrating in Breckenridge this year. A charming mountain town 1 1/2 hrs away from Denver. Our children will proudly ride their bikes in the parade down Main Street, throwing enticing treats at their fellow tikes. I look forward to a much needed break from my daily routine in order to regroup and come back a healthier and happier me.
Bon weekend mes amis!


Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

I love, love, love, love (!!!!) Breckenridge! Have fun for me, and a happy and safe 4th with your family. :)

BTW, three years ago there was a really cute coffee shop and bakery there in Breckenridge run by a French couple. They had delicious pastries and good coffee. I remember eating there with my two kids. You should see if it is still there -- it was on Main Street in one of those shopping buildings, on the west side. Hope it's still there!

Take care, Corine.

Sara Louise said...

Hope you had a wonderful time!

Le Petit Village is having a party for the fete and a big old sardine grill (that's a lot of sardines!). I'm really looking forward to it. I'm mostly looking forward to my husband having a day of work to help me in the new house a bit (cheeky!)