On Bastille Day, it's neat to find the blog for Ed Cone et famille's recent trip to France. They're home now. We were in Paris on Bastille Day in 1999. They have a big parade that starts with military jets creating sonic booms. Restaurants bring their chairs and tables out into the streets. Fireworks are set off at the Eiffel Tower and all over the suburbs (we could see them from our flat at the top of an apartment building). It was magical.