Monday, August 11, 2008

August Long Weekend: Camping in Two Hills!

Two Hills??? Yeah, that's what I thought too....a small, small town with 3 liquor stores and not much else, was the only campground left available a week before August Long Weekend. At $12 a night with free firewood, no liquor restrictions and sunshine most of the day, it was quite the deal! Let's just say that the one thing their not missing on their barren roads, is the rookie RCMP officers.

Probably the most unprepared Girl Guides ever (the last time Steph and I went camping together was, yes, Girl Guide camp in 1999!), we showed up on a tight budget, with a saucepan, plastic dishes and some veggie dogs. Needless to say, I found a way to have my cappuccinos

Below: Yes, Crime Watch in Two Hills, Alberta. For all those hooligans!
Really...all there was to do was run through farmer's fields. Thanks to Google and Blackberry, we made it to the actual town, to refill our small drinking supply...

Heritage Days back in e-town was a great end to the long weekend. 33 degrees (finally, SUMMER!), and a day filled with cultural festivities. From the Hawaiian hula dance to the Celtic riverdance style steps, we watched a variety of award-winning performances and sampled some different food, like the famous Hungarian Langos and the Guatemalan spiced mangos. If only the Canadian winters didn't exist!

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