Tiki Top Ten: What if . . .

July 1 (Tuesday) is Canada Day in Canada, eh?
July 4 (Friday) is Independence Day for those of us in the U.S.
As the U.S. and Canada share long borders, I wondered:

What if we shared the holiday
and held a weeklong celebration?

10. Hot dogs and poutine

  9. Baseball and hockey

  8. We could call it Canmerica

  7. Or Amerada

  6. Would we drizzle maple syrup on our nachos?

  5. Schmoo cake and apple pie

  4. Moosehead and Shiner Bock

  3. Parades every day

  2. Fireworks every night


  1. A greater understanding of our neighbors.

Happy Canada Day!
Happy Fourth of July!

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A greater understanding would be worth it!
Mason Canyon said…
I'm all for the better understanding and a great party on the side won't hurt. Hope you have a safe and wonderful July 4 holiday.
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Maple syrup on nachos - I'd try that.
mshatch said…
A week long celebration with fire works every night? Count me in :)
Carol this is the BEST idea I've heard in quite some time :)
Anonymous said…
Sounds like a good time. I raise a celebratory hot dog to you..cheers.
Jemi Fraser said…
I live in a border city and we do have 2 sets of fireworks! No parades though :) One of the universities has a building Called Canusa Hall too :)
Slamdunk said…
Number 9 sounds great--and with the mix of extended fireworks and parades we would all be exhausted.

Have a super Monday, Carol.
Luanne G. Smith said…
Aweseome idea, eh? And while we're at it, let's throw in a citizen exchange program. I'd love to go live in Vancouver. :)
Unknown said…
It's been while, Carol. Love what you've done with your blog. I also like the Canada/USA post. You're so creative. Maybe we can do an exchange program too, LOL. Take care.
Moosehead and Shiner Bock sounds like a match made in heaven. And you can keep the baseball; I'll stick with hockey any day!
Liza said…
Hmmm. Maple syrup on nachos. I'd try it.
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - I think so, too. We have much in common.

Mason - Thanks. You, too.

Diane - I'd taste, too.

Marcy - I'd love the fireworks, too!

Keith - Cool :)
Janie Junebug said…
I think we should celebrate everything by eating maple sugar candy. I bought some once in Vermont. I'ts never far from my mind.

Carol Kilgore said…
Delores - And a plate of poutine to you!

Jemi - Good deal on the fireworks! Love Canusa! Wish I'd thought of that one :)

Slamdunk - I thought #9 would appeal to some of you :)

L.G. - Great idea! Lobby for it :)

Andrea - Great to see you! An exchange program would be cool, too.
Oooh yes. But don't stop there. One celebration. World-wide. You have to invite the Chinese for the fireworks - theirs are the best. And rather a lot of other nations for their food...
Party, party, party...
Lots of great ideas here! I'm game, aye! Have a great 4th Carol!

H.R. Sinclair said…
Hot dogs and poutine, sounds right tasty.
cleemckenzie said…
I say, "Let's party!" What a wild time it will be. I'm already smacking my lips over those sweet nachos.
Karen Walker said…
Love this idea, Carol. Made me crack up.
Robin said…
Who doesn't like fireworks??? Sounds like a plan to me!
Yeah it must be annoying when people mistake those from Canada for those from America, although I think Canada sounds like a better country not as good as Australia but a great country at that
I'm dieting at the moment so no apple pie for me (phooey!). But I love the sound of parades every day and fireworks every night :)
Anonymous said…
Such a festive week for two countries. Great list.
A great time for both countries! Happy celebrations.
Carol Kilgore said…
Beer - Cheers!

Liza - Let me know how it tastes :)

Janie - I've had maple sugar candy, but it's been a long time.

EC - Wouldn't that be wonderful!

Julie - Happy 4th to you, too!
Helena said…
A shared holiday sounds like a great idea. But we gotta start working on an anthem for Canmerica. Or Amerada. And a flag.
VR Barkowski said…
Great list, Carol. I'm all for more fireworks, parades, and greater understanding of our neighbors (and anyone else who wants to join in).

VR Barkowski
Carol Kilgore said…
Southpaw - I thought so :)

Lee - Some others here are, too!

Karen - Cool!

Robin - I LOVE watching fireworks :)

Jo-Anne - We have differences, but many similarities, too. I hope to visit Australia one day.
Unknown said…
How cute! You always make me laugh with your lists! :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Lynda - Fresh apples are good, too :)

Medeia and Teresa - Two for the price of one, LOL!

Helena - I'd do better designing a flag than writing an anthem, although I have written lyrics (unpublished) before.

VR - Yes! The more the merrier!

Lexa - Cool! Makes me happy to make you laugh.
Tara Tyler said…
i love it! eh?
way to meld the masses - it's amazing how different the US & Canada are when we are only separated by an invisible line!

and thanks for commenting on my broken branch falls blog tour!
Linda G. said…
Brilliant! I love it. Maybe we should start a movement?
Crystal Collier said…
Woot! I'll totally take it. My grandpa is Canadian, and that makes me Canmerican or Amerada. =)
Julie Flanders said…
What a great idea! But I have to say no to the maple syrup on the nachos LOL.

Happy 4th, Carol!
Rula Sinara said…
Love this idea! I'm all for it...though I'm not sure about how maple syrup on nachos will taste lol ;)
Carol Kilgore said…
Tara - Broken Branch Falls sounds like a fun read!

Linda G - Do it!

Crystal - Very cool, indeed!

Julie and Rula - I'm in the not-so-much category with that one, too :)
Unknown said…
Calgary Stampede starts today, which is my city's excuse for 10 days of partying...shortly after Canada Day. So between July 1st and this, we're looking at lots of down time. Or at least it seems that way.
klahanie said…
Hey Carol,

I finally arrived, eh. Ah yes, a greater understanding of your quiet, shy, humble neighbours to the north. It's great to know that people even realise Canada exists, eh.

The land of Moose and Maple syrup and the land of "Have a nice day!" What a combo.

Yep, Happy Canada Day, eh
Happy Fourth of July, y'all :)

Nice one, Carol. Time to go watch the Canadian Football League. Baseball and yay Blue Jays!

Gary :)
Imagine what a blast it would be?!
... and they do say that sharing is caring!
Deniz Bevan said…
Awesome idea! Especially if we all got a week off!
Carol Kilgore said…
Stina - I get that. SA has Rodeo in February and Fiesta in April.

Gary - Our northern neighbors are super cool. And our southern ones are really hot :)

Michelle - There ya go!

Deniz - I like the week off!
Sounds like a great idea to me! Maybe you should write a letter to Congress. I'm sure someone might possibly read it eventually, and might possibly respond while you still remember sending it. Maybe.

Never mind. Grassroots all the way.
Anonymous said…
I like Canadians. They're publishing my first novel. What's it aboot? Soooorry, you'll have to wait a bit, eh.
Old Kitty said…
Carol!! You should be Prez of both and rule from your Tiki Hut!

Maple syrup on nachos should be trademarked asap! :-)

Mounties. I like Mounties. :-)

Take care
Carol Kilgore said…
Susan - Respond? Do they know what that means? :)

Milo - Very cool for you!

Old Kitty - Mounties! I should have added Mounties and SEALs! And firemen :)
Nas said…
I love watching fireworks not so much as playing with it! Hope you had a great 4th!
Carol Kilgore said…
Nas - I like watching best, too.