There's a plane up there
On this July 1st, I went for a mid-morning run. As I was coming back around 10 am, and while sipping on my water bottle, I passed 3 guys who were already sipping... on their cans of beer. Seems like it's never too early to start celebrating the birth of one's country!
A couple hours later, I was in a small store on the main street, browsing the merchandise next to another woman my age, when a man suddenly walked in, went straight to her, grabbed her but* vigorously, and exclaimed "My wife!" I said with a grin "I sure hope she's your wife!!!" They both laughed. I was already making new friends!
I know you're all dying to know what Canada Day looks like in a small (read: tiny) English Quebec community. Well, let me offer you a visual account that will answer all your burning questions! You might wonder what year those pictures were taken... I assure you it was 2013!
Warning: please note that what you are about to see probably does not represent your typical Canada Day festivities!
In any case, it was entertaining and joyful!
Zia, probably thinking
she's big enough to pull this carriage!
|More old wheels|
|And some more|
|Pseudo monster trucks|
|Tractors and cowgirls|
I asked him what you need to eat to be that tall...
He replied without hesitating: "celery"
|Canada Day cakes|
|Canada Day hot dogs|
(to accompany the 10 am beer I imagine)
|And what's Canada Day... without a Quebec flag?|
Long story... that I will not tell
but that you can read in any good history textbook!
To finish up, some music:
Ever attended a cultural event that left you speechless?
Ever had a beer at 10 am?
If you're not into Canadian patriotism... happy month of July!