Day #215 — Lots to celebrate!

LOCATION:  Cheticamp, Nova Scotia in NW Cape Breton
CAMPGROUND:  Cheticamp Campground, part of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
WEATHER:  COLD.  High 56.  Mostly cloudy

We got up early and took a hike on a trail where several moose have been seen.  It is one of the many trails in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  We thought we would have better luck at dawn.  While it was a very nice hike through a mountain-top forest in the morning fog, we sadly did not spy a moose.

Today is a day for celebration!….

1.  Happy #94 birthday to my Uncle Leo!!! 
2. Happy #7 months on the road this summer trip – We left our tiny house in Mission, TX on March 11
3. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

Several other campers are celebrating here, too.  These hardy Canadians are roasting various turkey parts in aluminum foil over their campfire for Thanksgiving dinner.

We started our celebration with a drink I call Cape Codders – vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, and club soda.  Here is Tony, our bartender….

Tony and I split the meal prep…… 

Me –  baked turkey wings, stuffing, and gravy
Tony – home-made cranberry sauce, garlicky mashed potatoes, and Brussels sprouts in bacon and balsamic

We paired the meal with a bottle of dry, German bubbly.

Here is the meal, ready to be served.  We had hoped to eat outside, but it was uncomfortably cool

Now, on the table, ready to enjoy!

BOOK:  I finished book #2 in the Ava Lee series by Ian Hamilton – “The Water Rat of Wanchai”.  It is about a Chinese/Canadian young lady who retrieves money for her clients. 

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