Friday, July 4, 2008

141 years and counting

We celebrated Canada Day in our new home.  It's always strange when you're in a new community and you expect traditions and events to be the same, but they aren't.  After all, it's Canada Day.  For the past 4 years we've done this... fill in the blank with all the old familiar activities.  But we're in a new place and there will be new activities.

We headed out the door to see what we could find.  Nothing in our own community so we went down the street to Halifax.  It was hot which is much better than rainy.  And the families were out in full force.  We decided that Canada Day festivities really are geared towards children.  Which is fine, but I couldn't convince my child to walk through the giant blown up shark with me.  Maybe next year.  We said that a few times.  Maybe next year we'll be able to enjoy all of this with Gaëlle and Peterson.  

We did have a true Canadian experience... a beaver tail.  I love those deep fried cinnamon treats.  And we walked and just enjoyed the day.  We didn't stay for fireworks, tho.  Kaylin just didn't have it in her.  She really missed her friends and it wouldn't be the same.  So we didn't venture out for the late night fireworks.  Maybe next year.

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