If I had actually posted this Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday like everyone else (don’t get me started) then today would actually be Canada Day. But it isn’t so let’s pretend.
Speaking of pretending, since Canada Day fell on a Tuesday this year, we celebrated on the Saturday at Chuck and Michelle’s like we do every year (except where we almost didn’t that one year). Surrounded by transplanted Newfoundlanders who do things big. Starting with the main course…
Pig on a Spit
We arrived to find this archaic machine turning a 69lb pig around and around and around. Each time, when it got to the top, you’d think that it wouldn’t make it over the hump, but it did. Then it would start all over again. What the contraption lacked in finesse, it made up for in taste.
After 11 hours of cooking over charcoal, The Pig was cooked to perfection. Well, at least that’s what we thought. As for the Pig… I’m not sure what happened to the pigs extremities but Artemis wanted to eat the pigs feet.
Dinner always works as a potluck and this year we were asked to bring appetizers, salads and dessert. Naturally, we brought Wholly Guacamole and Salsa as well as a McCain Deep’N Delicious Cake.
In past years, there were lots of young people for The Kids to play with. This year, there was only seven year old Emma but she didn’t mind all the attention.
There was swimming in the above ground pool, filling and throwing of water balloons, frisbee and football games and all around socialization with the over 60 people that were there. Most of which were familiar faces from previous years
Once the campfire is lit and the live entertainment starts playing, The Kids know that it’s not long before the final evening activity begins… fireworks. Just as the last of the 30 minute fireworks display was going off (you know, where the explosion of lights is bright enough that you could read a book), I realized that I taken one picture of all it’s greatness. Not only that but I didn’t Vine it either!? Next year.