Not being at home for Canada Day is bizarre. I know people will be eating way too much homemade ice cream and having their faces painted and sporting white and red t-shirts. Every small town will have baseball games or mini rodeos and will have shelled out for fireworks this evening as everyone sits around the baseball diamond drinking beer and eating burgers. To save space on packing, I don’t even have my Cheerios maple leaf shirt with me and instead am making do eating cherries and a strawberry swirled ice cream cone before hanging out at the pool in the Spanish sun. It’s not the same and a large part of me is sad that I’m missing out on all of this, but, I am reminded that being Canadian isn’t just a one day a year kind of thing, but rather an every day kind of thing, that beats gently and proudly and makes me miss home even as I plan adventures that take me away from it. So, to Canadians back home and abroad, I hope you have a wonderful Canada Day and feel that beat of pride thump a little extra hard today.
Things I’m Loving: (Canadian Edition)
+ The Google Doodle – (Super adorable!)
+ 147 reasons to love Canada – (I might have gotten kicked in the feels and almost felt like crying. Maybe.)
+ Canadian Soccer Moments – (Couldn’t resist.)
+ If you’re looking to travel to Canada – (A decent place to start.)
+ How we’ve changed since 1867 –
(photo credit from The McEwan Group)