Of course the highlight was seeing Paul but it was fun to see my friends and see Ottawa again. Rather than yacking about it I will tell you about it in pictures...
|Cuddling with Sr John A. MacDonald (Canada's first Prime Minister) at the airport.|
Some of the flowers in my friend Dorri''s fabulous garden...it has to be seen to be believed!!
Due to the heat and humidity we didn't do as much walking as I had wanted to but we did do three 5 km walks. One to the liquor store to get some wine coolers!! :) We did a group walk organized by the local Volkssport group which was in a residential area in the south end of the city. After the walk we headed downtown and had lunch at The Works - a gourmet hamburger joint. Yum!! I'd show you the burger but I didn't take a picture. You could even get a peanut butter hamburger - I resisted. We then went to the Museum of Nature. I had wanted to see the Wildlife photos that were on display and while they were beautiful there weren't too many. I was really impressed by all the "rocks" - oops mainly quartz as I was told by a geologist friend of mine. Aren't they beautiful?
I then had to pose with the mammoth outside!!!
The next evening was the reason I had flown to Ottawa - the Macca Man!! Okay, okay I know I am seeing him in Regina but a gal always has to have a backup plan.
|Me after picking up my ticket at the box office - do I look happy?|
I was in the fifth row (thanks Pat!) so was thrilled to bits.
|Do I look even happier?|
|An 81 year old woman who was brought up on stage for a hug (and kiss) from Paul. She said it was her dream come true!!!! Paul is so good to his fans...|
The next morning my friend Donna and I went downtown for a 5 km walk to see all the tourist sights that I have seen before...but I had to see the Houses of Parliament again as well as a few favourite places. What is the point of going to Ottawa otherwise...I could be in any suburb in Canada...
|Now Ottawa has this lame locks on a bridge idea...give me strength...combinations?|
|National War Memorial|
|National War Memorial with Chateau Laurier in background|
|The Peace Tower|
|View from behind the Parliament Bldgs - this is the library. I've been inside - fabulous!|
|Maman with the basilica in the background.|
|One must have a Beaver Tail when in Ottawa|
|Sunshine and Ben off to doggie class|
|On my way home - I got upgraded to Executive class. I loved it!!!!|