Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Capital City...

So, back when I was a student (whoot), I spent a month in Ottawa. I was doing a rotation at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). I had a good time during the rotation but I had an even better time with the wonderful friends who allowed me to stay with them.
Tracy and Chris were great hosts and allowed me to stay with them for a month. Their house is awesome and their company is even better.

I tried a bunch of things for the first time while I was there: Pho, Rayman Raving Rabbids and snowshoeing! I quite enjoyed snowshoeing and it was actually more of a work out than I expected. It was a nice day so we took a picnic lunch with us. We had originally planned to hike to a cabin, but 10 km was more than we expected and we just sat in the snow and enjoyed our wine, brie, baguette and grapes.

During the month of February in Ottawa, the Winterlude festival is on. There are plenty of fun winter activities to partake in during Winterlude. Ice sculptures to look at and snow mazes to go through - what isn't there to do at a winter festival?

While I was in Ottawa, I also got to do the quintessential Canadian winter activity: I skated on the Ottawa Canal. I hadn't skated in years but I didn't do too badly. I only fell roughly six times.

Seriously, like I really wanted to see that sign.

I also dog sat their dog while they were away for the weekend. Lola is a cute dog with a lot of personality. She demands to be loved. She will whine for hours if you don't love her. She is needy, but makes up for it by loving you.

I had a good time in Ottawa, but I was also excited for it to come to an end, as Jeff was coming back out East after eight weeks apart. At the time, eight weeks felt like sooo long, but now with us being separated full time, I am sure in hindsight, this will have felt like a piece of cake.

" I love you oh so well, like a kid loves candy and fresh snow" - DMB

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