May Long Weekend (May two-four to Ontarioans, regardless of what dates it falls on. I know – weird.) has usually coincided with the first camping trip of the year. May is usually a wet month wherever you are in Canada, and Ottawa is no exception. Therefore, those May camping trips are 50% warm, sunny and activity-filled, and 50% dreary, depressing and spent hiding under a tarp city.
We had talked about camping for May Long Weekend 2006, but various things got in the way. In retrospect, it was a good decision. The weather forecast for Ottawa is rain, followed by rain with periods of rain.
May Long Weekend takes on a different meaning as well, as it’s now our anniversary. Not that there was much danger of me forgetting the date, but having it coincide with a statutory holiday is really quite handy. Unfortunately, I fly out at 7am on holiday monday, so the celebration has to be a bit early.
Finally, May Long Weekend is the official start of Summer Beer Drinking Season (SBDS). I (and several people I know) enjoy beer. There are few beers I don’t like. But I haven’t come anywhere close to trying them all.
Therefore, this summer I’ll embark upon a virtual Tour of Ontario Craft Breweries, the first step towards trying every beer on earth. Gotta start somewhere …
Care to join me?
(PS – Happy 30th Birthday Crispy!)