Thursday, July 14, 2011

Le Quatorze Juillet!

One baguette to go? To celebrate Bastille Day, PAUL hosted a baguette relay race. Here's a random tidbit for you, apparently Bastille Day was first celebrated in America. We had recently had our own revolution, and were thus overly optimistic about France's. France, meanwhile, was a little too busy to celebrate. Plus, Americans will use any excuse for a party, and what better way to celebrate than a baguette relay race? We like bread. We like to run. We do not, apparently, have even the vaguest idea of the tune to Le Marseillaise. (Some of the crowd could stand to watch Casablanca a few times.)

The lady here was sort of the host of the event, explaining the rules to the contestants. One of the rules was not to run. It was largely ignored as the racers circled the Navy Memorial.

Here's the first batch of runners lining up. After the race, the host knighted the winning team using a baguette.

Be it Halloween or Bastille Day, any celebration is an excuse to pull out the naughty French maid costume.

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