Rolled into Ottawa on Friday evening in time for dinner after a long drive through Trois Riviere, Montreal and finally along hwy 17 into the east end of Ottawa through the old neighbourhoods where we lived 38 years ago!
This time we moved out of Morris and into my Brother Greg’s place for three nights (Bowie too) as much because the humidex was above 40C! so staying in the van was not an option!
We went from the sublime to the ridiculous; from remote Newfoundland to the center of Ottawa on Rideau St. on the 23rd story of his condo. My brother is an amazing host who took us on tours of the surrounding highlights including Gatineau Park around Pink Lake and to various walks and look outs that we haven’t been to in years. We visited Byward Market; the Holocaust museum and for our final education we saw the stunning Impressionists exhibit at the National Art Gallery. Each evening we visited various pubs and haunts of Greg’s; and were treated to dinner out or gourmet meals cooked by Greg. Dog walks had to take place in the early morning as it got incredibly hot by mid-day. It was a great visit and as we drove away on Monday black clouds were building on the skyline and threatened severe thunderstorms which seem to be the daily weather forecast for us as we travel west. Our next destination was the family cottage on Round Lake just west of Pembroke for a week of sun and relaxation by the Lake.