Next stop: Regina
21.08.2011 - 22.08.2011
View Summer 2011: Ottawa & Regina on tracebc's travel map.
These past few days have been fun! Yesterday I went to brunch with the N's at their place and also met up with the O's who had driven up from Peterborough. We had a great time chatting and laughing. Then the N's had to go to a wedding so the O's and I then met up with the K's and we went in a convoy through the Gatineau region of Quebec to Wakefield, which had some great scenery for pictures: a lake, a mill, and a covered bridge we couldn't go on because there were two weddings on it. I mean two weddings at the same time. Someone in Wakefield double booked the site. It made for some excitement even though we couldn't go on the bridge itself. We went for ice cream. I stepped in dog poop. We discovered it on the ride home - my shoe got confiscated to the trunk and luckily they were shoes that were just about to fall apart - they hit the garbage when I got home. We are going to a Giant Tiger tomorrow morning, which is apparently like Woolworth's, so I may look for some new sandals. At least they weren't my new Tom's, and at least we were on the way home - and it made for some interesting stories!
After a nap for us all, the O's, K's, N's & G met up together again and went to Ottawa's first night market (think Richmond, but much smaller - but still fun to hang around, eat multiculturally, chat and laugh). After that, we went to the parliament buildings to watch Mosaica, a 40 minute show they project onto the buildings. It was unique, and parts were very pretty. It was raining slightly through parts, but still warm enough for it not to get us wet as it dried pretty quickly.
This morning was a vibrant time at church, meeting up with the B's as well as the aforementioned, and a chance to meet up with some people I've only heard about or seen on Facebook. Then came a lunch at the N's with everyone else except the B's, filled with lots of laughter. I am going to miss these people.
Tomorrow afternoon I'm off to meet up with my favourite cousin named Brad in Regina. I can't wait to hang out with him for a few days! It looks like we'll be heading to Melville, and he will be racing me home to Vancouver - me in a plane; he in a car. I think I'll win.