Monday, July 8, 2013

4th of July Weekend

Nothing says America more than the hot dog eating contest. Which is exactly how I spent the beginning of my 4th of July weekend after I myself ate pounds of eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns. 

Traditionally, my family heads up north in the mitten to our cottage for fourth of July weekend. All the siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins are in attendance with significant others and friends to celebrate the independence of America. Now, I am a history buff, so this holiday is one of my favorites. But I also enjoyed the fact I had the week off of work and was able to relax. 

Every year we make a HUGE breakfast over the campfire, and I mean HUGE! My cousins are all boys and can eat my weight in food in one sitting! Just kidding, but it kind of seems like it. This year we went through 72 eggs, 5lbs of a hash browns, 6 packages of sausage, and 12lbs of bacon. This is no joke! It kind of disgusts me after I realize the amount of food consumed at this outing, but at the time it taste great! 

After this massive meal we all put on our bathing suits, which is literally the last thing I want to do, and head out on the lake for the day. We anchor at the lakes sand bar and swim or take the other boat out for tubing. 

The night ends with a grill out, yes my family is still hungry by the end of the night, and campfire with fireworks. This tradition has been going on for years, I don't think I have missed a 4th of July up north ever. 

But besides the vacation weekend, I was able to run a total of 22 miles last week! And I am up to 7 miles in my training routine! 

What family traditions do you have? 

 fireworks from the show
 sand bar party! 
part of the big breakfast! 

camp fire :)

Sami's Shenanigans


  1. Looks like a fun weekend:) you have such a great blog! Love the fire work pics- so fun!

  2. #historybuffs unite!!!! working on your pic now :)