The kids have never been, so of course when we departed from my parents and their GMC Classics crew, we had to make a detour through our Nation's Capital.
The day before we arrived I sent out a tweet that I would be passing through Ottawa and I wondered if anyone was free for a late lunch. I am so thrilled that at the last minute and on the Saturday of a long weekend... these fabulous people were free!
Stephanie and her daughter, Shannon and her daughter, Nolie, her husband and two little boys met up with us at was to be a short meet-up that went on for a couple hours! :)
This shortened our tour of Ottawa a bit, but to me, the buildings will always be there. It's more important to invest in your relationships!
After our late lunch, Stephanie and her daughter became our personal tour-guides. They took us to the mall so my daughter could get the back-to-school jeans from Forever 21 that she'd been hounding me to buy her, down by the locks leading up the Rideau Canal and up around Parliament Hill.
|1871 ~ British Columbia joined Canada|
On the way back to our truck, via the Byward Market, I saw this T-shirt in the window of a local shop. I had to stop and take a picture. :) It made me smile. Only certain people will know why....
|Look!! It's @SharonDV|
Finally our tour of Ottawa came to an end at the gorgeous home of a great friend and BlissDom Events co-worker whom I admire and respect deeply. Our evening was filled with laughter, glasses of wine and a whole of snuggling with a Beagle. Thank you for your hospitality Shannon!
Thanks Ottawa for the Memories!