Today’s post is going to be brief for three reasons: it’s Canada Day, it’s also Danny’s birthday, and we’re going camping!
The car is packed to the hilt with everything we need for three days in the Quebec countryside – and a few items we probably don’t need, but I’ve never learned how to travel light. We’re looking forward to unpluging, sleeping in a tent and cooking over an open fire. The boys have been practicing their loon calls and in general getting revved up for a full-on camping extravaganza.
But first, we’ll make a pit stop at the Canada Day parade in downtown Montreal. This annual tradition involves meeting up with friends, wearing white and red, and usually a round of ice cream. The latter treat in celebration of both Danny and the country’s birthday.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian readers!
Even though we’ll be camping, there will still be birthday candles. I’ve got a small cake in the cooler – a Maple Walnut cake, to be precise, that the boys and I baked this morning. Right after we served the birthday boy breakfast in bed. Whew. You see why I need a few day’s off-grid?
Head over to Kitchen Simplicity for the drop dead simple Maple Walnut Cake recipe (pictured above).
It’s a wonderful long weekend whether you’re in Canada or the US, so I encourage you to step away for the computer, work, or even that riveting novel and spend some time with friends and family.