Alan and I wanted to get away for the weekend as a combination Valentine’s Day/Anniversary celebration. Last year we went to Niagara Falls and this year was going to either be Montreal or Ottawa. We chose Ottawa mostly because we’d be taking Greyhound and thought that a 16 hour round trip timeframe was too much for only a three day stay.
I also haven’t been to Ottawa since I was 18 years old. When I went I came home to horrify my parents with the brand new nose ring I had gotten done while I was there. They weren’t impressed. I still have it. They’re fine now.
An absolutely gorgeous day on Friday!
Touristy shots of the Parliament Building!
I fought off a giant spider!
A run with my favourite runner, Terry Fox! (Not sure if this is offensive or a tribute…I meant well…)
Alan plotted his Ottawa world domination.
Happy Hour Pints at D’Arcy McGees.
And learned the story of D’Arcy McGee’s “Death Hand“.
We freed a bunch of little girls from the clutches of Nature!
Then we met up with some friends (including an unpictured Susan)!
We went to another pub!
Scottish pubs always leave me wishing…
What was I wish for? This:
But then ate a Beaver Tail in bed, instead!
It was a fabulous weekend! Thanks for being awesome, Ottawa!