Best May 2-4 Ever! (or, Fat Weekend in Mattawa)

Posted: May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I woke up in my own bed today, sadly, after a weekend of extraordinary company, food and shenanigans. I am proud to say that I have been declared officially Canadian by my friends (even though the government gave me a card for this a good 11 years ago) as I successfully roasted marshmallows, made s’mores, canoed AND fished for the first time…all in one weekend! I also caught a tiny little fish that I later named Jermaine. He was released back into the wild, but one of my friends managed to catch a MASSIVE pike that subsequently became dinner (with the addition of some lemon and peppercorns – DELISH). The three of us (C, our fisherman of a friend and I) were pretty convinced that this beast of an aquatic creature was going to tip the canoe that we were in; luckily, it didn’t, and we arrived back on shore DRY. No, that’s a lie. It was pouring rain outside, so we were just rain-wet, as opposed to being lake-wet. Small victories.

Over the course of the weekend, we managed to fit in beach volleyball, tanning, two bonfires, 86 cans of Coors, a game of nighttime hide-and-seek, fishing, kayaking, star-gazing, fireworks, Road Bingo, Spoons & a variety of other card games, Penny Can, Scrabble, countless impromptu dance parties & sing-a-longs, a novel per person, a metric shit-ton of delicious food, all prepared by Team Awesome (the 7 of us), naps and more laughter than ever thought possible.

It felt really good to get out of the city for a few days, isolate ourselves from the rest of humanity & technology, and just enjoy the simpler things. In the end, they’re all that really matter.

Be jealous of the view from the cottage:

What 7 in the morning looks like at the cottage.

Thank you, Queen Victoria, for allowing us to celebrate you with a long weekend that ROCKED.

Bis später!

(As a sidenote, C is not dead; she is very much alive, just lacking a computer. Unless I spent the weekend sharing a bed with a ghost. Creepy.)

  1. Leni says:

    As much as I want to hate you for ruining that fish’s life, what I think I really need to judge you for is the fact that you were drinking Coors.

    Not cool, dude. Not cool.

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