Monday, April 18, 2011

TODAY - CABANE A SUCRE (Sugar Shack)

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About a week ago we ventured out on our annual 'winter swan song' where we usher in spring with a massive 'sugar high'!!!




I have many more pictures from our day and depending on how fast I can whip dinner up tonight, I may have time to add them before "Dancing with the stars" starts. We shall see.




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And...ahem.....speaking of dancing - THIS is Milana "gettin down"! We were just taking a little break from standing in line waiting for the go-carts to free up. Just sitting on a bench - people watching. Suddenly, Milana jumps up and starts to boogy. We were next to a speaker and Jailhouse rock was playing. She had quite a crowd watching by the time she tired of her little Elaine (from Steinfelt) impersonation.




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We go at least once every spring and this year we choose a different place. Only about a 20 minute drive from here and we were expecting about the same kind of experience. A few hundred people, some farm animals, the requisite syrup in the snow fest, the pig out, of course and maybe a sleigh ride.




We weren't ready for this place. We had to park about a mile from the main area and take a shuttle bus (some with wheels, some with horses). It took about a half hour just to get in. Another half hour to wait in line and finally we were able to sit down. Hoards of people everywhere. Lots of rides, train rides through the woods, horse rides, animals and lots more. When we left we asked how many people come through in a day. Answer: 13,000 people on that day. (WHAT??) Did I mention this was a sugar shack, not Disney.




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Dahlia and her bff, Angel.




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While we were taking the train ride through the maple tree woods, we heard some hooping and hollering. We were being ambushed by some wild cowgirls, swinging their pistols. That added some excitment to the train ride for the kiddies.




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12 comments:

Terri said...

Sounds like a fabulous day!

Man o' man Wanda! Your pictures are fabulous! I just went through your last few posts and your pictures blew me away! I need to start practicing for sure!

Gail said...

No way!!! 13,000 people. Love seeing Miss D on her little 4 wheeler, also wearing that stylin' zebra (is it zebra, it's some kind of animal) print cap and leather jacket!! Looks like you had a fun day.

xoxo

Ashley Sisk said...

That first shot rocks!

Jennifer Bowen said...

Gorgeous photos, Wanda! Looks like a fun adventure with friends. Love your kids' cool outfits.

Sarah said...

How fun! Love the photos. Dustyn would have a blast riding those four wheelers.

Buckeroomama said...

So much fun!! And Wanda? You definitely have the best-dressed kids in town. =)

Love Letters To China said...

Looks like you had a blast! Love your little one dancing...she's way too cute. And your big girl on the four wheeler....she's getting so big and so beautiful.

hugs...

Tamar SB said...

Love Dahlia on the 4 wheeler! Girls can do anything! Looks like an awesome festival, we visited Montreal in the summer and loved every minute of it!

Tamar - linking up w/ community global

alicia said...

Love your collages. Those are so much fun.

Susan said...

Looks like we went to the same sugar shack. We always go for the 10AM seating to avoid all that mess!

Mahmee said...

Sugar shack looks like a helluva lot of fun! Dahlia's hat...wow! That is one Hat with a capital 'H'! LOVE it.
Hope you had a nice Easter weekend.
M.

Dita said...

Sugar Shack? I never heard of such a thing but I can see that I'd LOVE that...actually, a certain WonderBoy wants to know why Dahlia gets to ride the cool vehicles and he never got to!

We may have to come back up in Sugar Shack season!! (or sooner!)

xoxoxo
Dita