Tonight down on the ice the town had a huge bonfire. Yes I know everyone. A bonfire on the ice. No worries though, as the ice on the bay is at least six-feet thick (if not more) and the fire barely made a dent in the ice too.
At first, I was just going to stay home and continue watching TV ... and since I knew it was going to start around 7:00pm, I figured that it probably really wouldn't start until 7:30-8:00. Well, around 7:00pm I could see a little glow starting up on the ice and skidoos starting to head down onto the bay. I decided, well I probably should leave my 'bat-cave' for a while and see the outdoors again for a bit, and pulled on my outside gear again.
By the time I got down onto the main drag (the road along the bay) the bonfire was nice and big ... now all I had to do was hop along the frozen bay for a bit to make it to the bonfire.
It was a nice little gathering down on the ice with a fairly large group gathering around, chatting, drinking coffee and chowing down on hotdogs (as there was a little BBQ going on as well).
I walked around, followed by a nice gang of kids from school (who all wanted a turn with my camera - I just let them take it now, they love taking pictures - most of the ones here were taken by my little photographers too).
At the bonfire there was a draw going on for 45 liters (or maybe it was gallons ... I can't quite remember) of gas. Now this is a great ticket raffle prize considering that gas up here is around 1.60$/L (from what I've heard). After the draw, the gathering died down pretty quickly with everyone taking off and heading back home for the night.
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