Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 71 of our Green Year: Celebrating Canada Day

Happy 141st birthday Canada! Today is Canada Day, and there are plenty of ways that you can celebrate holidays like this, including Independence Day. You could have fireworks, you could drive around, or you could do the green thing and celebrate the nature of your country, town, state or province.

This is what Layla and I did today. We hiked up Mount Roberts, which is about 1,800 meters, and 800 meters above our little town.
This was not an easy thing to do. It took 2.5 hours to get up the mountain, and it involved a lot of crawling on my part for the last half, before we got to the top where the Canada Flag was raised and about 50 or so people sang Oh Canada!

Then we crawled back down the mountain, enjoying nature the entire time as we walked through the forest and got amazing views of the entire area, as well as seeing mountains for as far as the eye could see.

There was simply no better way to celebrate the land we love, than doing it the green way and celebrating the land itself, the land of Canada.