Canada Day Long weekend wrap up

2 Jul

Another Canada Day weekend is wrapped and we have officially kicked off the start of summer.
We celebrated in the most traditional way – camping at the lake with good friends. We swam, we ate, we drank, we told stories by the fire, and we laughed. A lot.
How did we incorporate Canada into our weekend?

Food –

The US has claimed hotdogs or franks, as they like to call them, so Im claiming hamburgers. Cheeseburgers to be exact. Apparently ketchup chips are unavailable in the US so we get to stake our claim on them as well. Bush pies may or may not be Canadian but they are lake food. We enjoyed Pizza bush pies and egg sandwich bush pies.


My husbands favorite, Canadian Whiskey.  Coors Light and  Pilsner beers, made by Molson Canada. Clamato juice with we had with our beer. This is a long time favorite of Canadians as well.


In the past we have all dressed in matching red and white gear to celebrate the day.  This year we decided to save the expense and not worry about coordinating. Was anyone wearing anything that was actually made in Canada? Turns out we weren’t. Well, that’s a shame. Next year we will have to go back to matching then.


Well, I’m pretty sure we said “eh” as many times as Canada is old, followed by round after round of belly busting laughs. Sorry to the neighbors and their kids, as I’m pretty sure our stories weren’t as funny to you as they were to us at 1 am.
Lastly our Canada Day long weekend ended with supper on the ride home at the utmost of all Canadian restaurants…Tim Hortons. With the temperature still high at 7pm last night, their frozen lemonade was the perfect way to end a great long weekend.

I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend as much as we did. Proudly Canadian!!!


3 Responses to “Canada Day Long weekend wrap up”

  1. Modest Money July 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Camping is definitely a great way to celebrate Canada Day. I really should try to get out camping more, but just when I say that it was lousy weather all June around here. It’s a little more difficult when I need to arrange to have someone feed my cats too. If only I could bring them along.

  2. Kim July 3, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Don’t forget our Hawkins cheezies!

    • myjampackedlife July 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      no, we must never forget the hawkins cheezies and on that note, i should mention the sale price of $1.99 per bag in my local area.

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