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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Saturday's Canada Day party was perfect

Where are we today ? 

        Celebrating Canada Day officially on July 1st Canada is 146 years old this year. At John and Lea's They have had a large Canada Day Party on the Saturday just before July first every year and it seems to work out best for more people. Well over 100 people again this year.
        The weather forecast for today was to be thunderstorms, after all the rain we had yesterday looked like it might be kinda wet. The Nith river water level across the road is getting pretty high.
Nith River
        But them weather guessers were wrong again, we had very nice warm sunny day perfect for a little outdoor back yard party. The location perfect 4 plus acres of lawn, with a few shades trees near the house. Heated in ground pool, nice large deck, there is four rv's parked here and a few tents so people don't have to worry about late nights or drinking and driving.
I made a large bowl of pasta salad,
for the recipe click the recipe tab above
         Took a lot of pictures and finally narrowed them down to just a whole bunch, I will let them tell most of the story about the fun day we had here.
bouncey castle
first tents set up
two pigs on the spit
Diamond the dog loves the pool
Ruff not so crazy about the water 

John making his famous Slushies
tents and trailers here
home for the night
the patio was part of the stage for the band that
 cancelled because of possible rain.
pool deck 
fireworks set up for later
Fireworks set off from here
trampoline got a workout
pool got a workout too
thats the spirit of the day
even diamond got into it 
ladder ball
carving the first pig
so tasty
carving the second pig
          There was quite a few door prize drawn as well the you lady picking her prize.
         Then a 50/50 draw netted the winner $65.00, lucky person for sure.
one of three cakes
        The at 9:50 pm dark enough for an awesome fireworks display that lasted over 20, minutes and just lit up the sky. Hard to take decent picture with my little camera but you get the idea.
       The final big bang and everyone had a wonderful day . Quite a few head home, others choose to socialize and party into the wee hours of the morning. and we just headed home about 11 am way past our bedtime.
         John and Lea put on an awesome party and everyone always has such a great time. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend too.
         No Weber cooking today, them pigs way too big!
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  1. great looking party and some pretty good looking pigs, sorry we missed out... glad you didn't and the weather was good

    1. Weather was awesome, too bad you couldn't make it, maybe another time. You have the 4th of July to celebrate there, enjoy!

  2. Man... that roast pig looks tasty. What a feast and a great celebration.

  3. A great party with lots of food and fun and the weather held off. Sounds like a great day was had by everyone.


  4. Gee whiz, what an AMAZING event. Do you Canadians know how to have a good time or what?

    This makes my "American July 4th" celebrating certainly pale in comparison. I love the fact that folks come in RV's and tents and just have a great time.

    Do y'all do serious barbeque or what? Not one but TWO pigs. I'm drooling over my keyboard looking at all the food. I might have to change my citizenship if Canadians "live it up" like this all the time!

    1. We enjoy the outdoors in the summer, winter thou we head to the southern states.

  5. Somebody who did all the plan'n for this gala event deserves a great big/huge thumbs up. Now that's what I'm talk'n bout!

    1. Lea and John pull this off every year and cost them a fortune but always lotsa fun.

    2. With the turn out, I wouldn't be worry none bout spend'n a fortune. I say they was paid back an' then some. Just one smile is worth.....bout a dollar.

    3. I still can't get over the little girl in the pool of multi color balls. She that that look on her face what says....."Where's the water? These are balls, where's the water"?

    4. Yep Billy Bob you said it all, worth every penny then some.


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