Thursday, July 08, 2010


Flight went off without a hitch and Lee and Sandi were ready and waiting for us when we got off the plane. Ottawa has been a steady stream of incredible weather since we got here. The highs have been 34-36 with the humidex pushing us into the 40s. We've spent a LOT of time sitting by the pond and watching the very entertaining frogs and the even more entertaining children.


Crepes Bassin (pond)
Leora had been pining for crepes since her last visit to Ottawa and the following morning, we were all the beneficiaries of her crepe dreams. She and Anwyn  helped Sandi put together an absolutely superb breakfast. I didn't have to lift a finger. The coffee was strong and black and the crepes were beautiful AND tasty.

On Monday we went to the Museum of Civilization. All museums could take a page from their book when it comes to children. I wanted to spend the whole day in that section, but was vetoed by Lee and Wendy.

We took lunch in view of the parliament buildings and shared our dessert with the nearby fauna. Anwyn was beginning to get pretty sick and the girls and I took the afternoon off and rested in the zen garden while the "adults" did some more exhibits.

Tree Pose
Before we left, Lee made sure to enhance their education with a lengthy driving lesson.