Our Nation’s Capital

I had a great time at Romancing The Capital earlier this month. (It’s on again for August 3-5, 2017, so mark your calendars.)  This year I went two days early to give myself some time to explore my old stomping grounds. I lived in Ottawa for eight years, and WOW! Have things ever changed. Ottawa is getting a light train/subway. It’s also expanded a lot.

When I lived there as a kid, we had to go to the Parliament Buildings every time family came to visit. BOR-ING.  Now, as an adult, I had to go. Sadly, they were sold out of tours but I did get to go up the Peace Tower.

I have to admit it’s much more interesting as an adult.


Parliament Hill




The locks leading into the Rideau Canal from the Ottawa River. This photo does nothing to show how pretty they actually are.


The Rideau Canal running through Ottawa.


I thought it was International Yoga Day or something, but there is Yoga on the Hill every Wednesday at noon during the summer.


The East Block. (The West Block was under repair, so no pictures of it.)