Monday, July 5, 2010

Canada Long Weekend and Giveaway Winner


ednesday evening
the hubby and I and 5 of our closest friends left the city to go camping for the weekend. On the way out of town we picked up some Wendy's for dinner. I had two mini burgers (kid's burgers):

We arrived at the campground, set up, cracked a beer, and visited around the fire. We stayed up really late, and made smokies around 2 am. I had 1.


Thursday was Canada Day!

We were all kinds of festive.

Breakfast was egg in a hole and sausage:

Lunch was maple smokies. We were going to have maple glazed salmon for dinner, but the rain was coming down too hard. We drove to the campground store for a really unhealthy dinner :-)

I had 1/2 a piece of pizza that was so disgusting, that I don't even want to show a picture. It was cold, and the cheese was hard. The hubby and I also shared a topped fries and a crispy crunch twister:

I drank some wine, beer, coffee, and juice throughout each day. I also snacked on chips, a few chocolate chip cookies, and some seeds.

Friday morning the hubby made a scrambled egg mixture (veggies, cheese, eggs) and bacon:

I had a grape juice box with it (one per day):

We had bacon mushroom cheeseburgers for lunch. I had one.

Dinner was maple glazed, pepper crusted salmon and veggie skewers, with salad:

The mosquitoes were SO bad that we went through 4 bottles of mosquito spray between 5 of us, in 3.5 days.

Our friend even bought a mosquito head net as a joke ...


The spiders were brutal too. I was scared.

On Saturday morning we had pancakes. Lunch was Velveeta mac and cheese, and dinner was ribs, sweet potatoes, and veggies.

Sunday morning we packed up and went for breakfast to the restaurant in the town near the campsite. It was not a very good breakfast. The coffee smelled strongly of cleaning products, so we had to send it back. Our gravy was also cold, and jello-like. We told the waitress it was cold, and she took it away, then came back with the same, cold gravy. It was inedible. I was quite disappointed because we always go to this restaurant on our last day of camping, and we were really looking forward to it. I choked down 2/3 of my cold food.

Dinner at home was a small bowl of red pepper, black bean soup and some potstickers:

I wasn't feeling great all day yesterday. I had a headache, and the sun and heat was making me feel nauseated. Throughout the evening my headache got worse and worse, and by about 9:30 I was vomiting. I went to bed early, and feel much better this morning.

I made a stabilizing breakfast of chai tea latte oatmeal (3/4 cup unsweetened almond breeze, 1/4 cup spiced black tea concentrate from Starbucks, 1/2 cup quick oats, 1 T cinnamon raisin PB, 1 t maple flakes):

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What is your favourite holiday of the year and why?


Kat said...

So sorry you got sick, but it looks like you had a great time!! I do not like the bugs in camping at all, but when your in the outdoors ya just gotta roll with it! Im glad you guys were able to have fun regardless!!

Nicci said...

What a great weekend you had, I do love halloweena and dressing up.

Amber said...

Oh I TOTALLY forgot to come and enter in your giveaway each day! Darn it!!!

Your camping trip looks like it was SO FUN! I love camping.

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said...

Sounds like a nice weekend (minus spiders and mosquitoes). So glad you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nice trip if not for the bad restaurant food and choking down a bottle of cancer spray each :-)

Simply Life said...

Oh no, sorry to hear the food and bugs weren't so pleasant! I actually celebrated Canada Day with a friend here - it was so much fun and we even had Canadian beer! :)

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

nothing worse than anticipating a great meal out..and getting served mediocre, at best. sorry girl that sucks!

the pic of you w/ the coffee is cute :)

fave holiday is probably Xmas or Halloween. B/c of my childhood memories, not for any deep reasons or anything :) I talked about this on my blog, lacking true connections to holiday but am working on it

congrats to Jess! she rocks!

Anonymous said...

At least it looks like all of the meals you guys made were fantastic! Glad you are feeling better!

Kelsey Ann said...

omg i hate bugs and mosquitos- i need a full body net to enjoy the outdoors sometimes lol!

cute t-shirt btw! u look BEAUTIFUL! i love how ur camping yet manage to look effortlessly pretty :)

nothing beats a good BBQ

oh geez- yea u definitely had a BAD heat stroke. the worst is over now at least. wow major downer :(


Yelena said...

My goodness- you eat very well when you camp!
I'm glad to hear you are feeling better.

I also have to say that you rock that hat. Maybe a new fashion trend?

Lindsay @ said...

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well. The pics of you are gorgeous girlie! I have to roll with Christmas being my favorite. I have the best memories of my grandma.

Anonymous said...

It sucks you are felt a lil sick the other day..maybe your body just wanted your foodie foods. :) You look so cute and what a trooper for going camping with everyone! I know I couldn't handle it!

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas - it's such a special time!

Fit Chick in the City said...

Love the net! Looks like you guys had a really great time celebrating the holiday!

Kacy said...

Wow, looks like a fun holiday! Sorry you got sick though! I hope you're all better today!

Anonymous said...

HI! I found you on Mary's blog.
I really like yours, lots of info for sure!
Don't you hate bad meals? I had a couple this past weekend. We thought about going camping but it has been so hott, there was no way i could sleep in that.
So, those fries, is that poutine?

Anonymous said...

PS, love the potsickers :)

Crystal said...

I'm sorry you had heatstroke! I get that too. :(

Camping looked fun though! Despite the bugs, camping was always one of my favourite summer activities. Although, we didn't eat as gourmet as you did! KD, hot dogs, marshmallows, and canned foods were our specialties. ;)

Anonymous said...

HAppy late Canada day! I had a great 4th of July weekend here in NYC- I went to my first wedding--so much fun!

Morgan said...

sorry you got you think it was heat exhaustion or something? I love camping! your photos remind me that I want to go before summer's over.

by the way you look absolutely BEAUTIFUL in the picture you posted!!