Monday, July 02, 2007

woo hoo! a long weekend...happy birthday, Canada!!

We just got back from a great weekend camping up at Alice Lake. Alice is located about 1.5 hours from our place, just north of Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway heading up to Whistler.

The boys headed up on Thursday and I joined them on a very rainy Friday evening. It poured all night long, but when we got up the rain had stopped and it never came back, even though the weather reports stated it would.

We drove up to Whistler on Saturday and enjoyed some shopping and a lovely lunch. We also got to listen to some great live music, including a team of drummers.

Saturday evening was terrific. While Wes stayed back and watched the fire, Stephen and I walked down to the lake. We heard a strange bird sound (kind of like a saw being sharpened) and found out it was a pair of owls. We watched as they flew silently from tree to tree. It was only once they landed that they would let out their call. Ah, the great outdoors. And nothing compares to sitting around the campfire late into the evening. The stars were was a perfect night to be camping. I wished on the first star for the rain to stay away...thanks, twinkle!

On Sunday we toasted Canada's birthday; she turned 140 years old on July 1st. We played The Beatles' "Birthday" in celebration.

Hope all my fellow Canadians enjoyed a great long weekend and I wish the best to all my American peeps as you prepare to celebrate your nation's b-day! Hope it rocks!


Shari Beaubien said...

Happy Canada Day, Deb! And LOVE that cake page. I could lick it (I mean that in a good way...)
Hugs, Shari

Mary lin said...

Beautiful lake. Happy Canada Day!!! Love the colors in the other pics.

Lori S-C said...

You need to change your mind and come to AFF. I had such a good time in today's class that I am just so excited to have that feeling again....
Think about it, okay?