It was the long weekend here and we spent the day at the Cabin again…

My uncle has owned his property in Sainte-Emelie-de-L’Énergie for nearly 40 years and when I was a child I spent many summers there. It is a place where everyone knows each other and is a place that many come to hang out while camping. The beach in the town used to be run by the city but now it is up to the people to take care of it and watch out for their own.

Beach in Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie

Beach in Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie  

The kids have a blast when we go there and are exploring more and more..

Colin and Xavier even crossed the river a few times… (can you see them?)  It might look scary but the water is shallow and though they swam they could have walked across 🙂

Colin and Xavier crossing the river..

(here is Colin on the other side)

Colin on the other side

Colin Splash

Khéna can swim even underwater now so he was having fun showing off his new skills in the River…

Wilhelmina kept Simon on his feet running back and forth to the playground and played happily on the edge of the water in the sand…

playing.... Wilhelmina

Since it was the long weekend and “La Fête Nationale” which is the provincial equivalent to Canada Day (or the 4th of July) and celebrated as intently, there was of course a big party, live music and fireworks…

 La Fête Nationale in Sainte-Émélie-de-l'ÉnergieGreat music...glow sticks

Fireworks, Le fête Nationale

Fireworks, Le fête NationaleFireworks, Le fête Nationale

 and the new moon disappeared as darkness set in leaving the sky aglow with stars…

new moon

The cabin at night…

The Cabin at night

 The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper

I could spend hours looking at the stars…

So many stars