Monday, 5 August 2013

Long weekends

There's something so warm and wonderful about summer long weekends - a mini-vacation, extra family time, an excuse to do something special.

For our family, the August long weekend has always meant cottaging at Wasaga Beach with the extended family - my parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, niece and nephews. Long walks on the beach and hours of playing in the sand, swimming out to the big rock in the bay and splashing around in the shallows all afternoon, exploring and chasing butterflies through the dunes and playing croquet on the lawn, evening cocktails and sunset-gazing on the deck and enormous family dinners outside.

Magical, and quintessentially Canadian.

This year we added the zoo and the splash pad to the long weekend festivities - we're so lucky to have had such perfect weather all weekend. The zoo is one of our favourite places on earth to spend a day and it's such a treat when my husband is able to come, too - usually the boys and I end up going during the day while he's at work.

And of course no long weekend is complete without the traditional fireworks show and sparklers for the kids. Happy long weekend Canada!

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