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Aug 3, 2008 - Ottawa

Good trip today. Drove part of the way along the St Lawrence River which was good. Arrived at an RV Park about 20 miles outside Ottawa which is quiet and only $15 a night so that is great. The owners are lovely and we can wash our car and RV here so they should be nice and clean for when we get to Montreal. We may well stay here for 4 nights and then go straight to Alicia’s but haven’t decided yet. The only problem is that I don’t have internet and so cannot put this onto the journal. I wanted to get up to date but doesn’t look like that...

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Jul 30, 2008 - Day 57 to Day 60

Day 57 Today’s Plan; glue the vent, Go to Ottawa. The next morning, Chuck and I tackle the epoxy job on the vent cover. It goes well but is slow to set up. We put it in the sun in the green house. The heat helps and the epoxy is dry to touch but still soft by noon when we are ready to leave. The sun is shining, so I put the cover in the back of the truck to finish curing. We hug and shake and agree to not let 10 years go by before we see each other again. We leave following directions given to us and are soon rolling along Northeast on a...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Subury to Ottawa, Ontario

We had a nice drive from Sudbury to Ottawa, passing through/by North Bay, Chalk River, Petawawa, etc. The first part of the day’s travels were by lakes, rocks, trees etc. but mid-way we met the Ottawa River and followed the beautiful Ottawa Valley the rest of the way. There are lots of hayfields and dairy farms in this area. We were pleasantly surprised with the Ottawa Municipal Campground. It is in Kanata, just off highway 417 but set in a beautiful forest so you think you are off in the wilds. I put a few pictures of our site in the blog....

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Jul 28, 2008 - Will it ever stop raining!

Last nights B&B proved delightful. A nice clean room and well, clean throughout. I take a quick shower and head into town. I have two places to check out but I decide on ‘Vice Restaurant’, interesting name. I chose here as they have wireless internet so I set myself up and order a local beer. Well, the beer I made in Kuwait was a bit better as this one was really yeasty! I order Coquille-St-Jacque and start to do my journal. I start ‘trying’ to chat to a couple next to me but I think I was impinging on his territory. She was very pleasant...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Canada - Ottawa

Today we continued our drive along Lake Ontario and re-entered Canada late in the afternoon near the 1000 Islands. It looks lovely here; maybe we can come back on the way back to Toronto. We headed for Ottawa after realising that it would take a little too long to drive to Montreal. While in Ottawa we went for a walk along the Rideau Canal, had a look at the huge Parliament that sits on Parliament Hill and even had our photo taken with a Mountie and her trusty steed.

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The Arnash Adventure

Jul 27, 2008 - Capital of Canada

500 miles into Canada and here we are in Ottawa, the Capital of Canada. We toured the federal government buildings today, as well as a "change of the guard" on the parade grounds of Parliament Hill. This is a beautiful city, and we "hit it right" with the weather today, as the pics will show. Hope you enjoy.

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Summer '08

Jul 20, 2008 - Ottawa

We spent one night in Ottawa with my cousin Baljeet, her husband Harry, and her kids. Harry took us around town for a tour of the city and we saw the Prime Ministers residence as well as the Canadian Parliament. We stopped in front of the Prime Ministers residence to take a picture and commented on how lax the security was in Canada compared to Washington DC where the road in front of the White House is shut down. As we moved on, Harry began getting a text message from his cousin who is in the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). It turns...

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Jul 20, 2008 - Ottawa

We had picked Heathers Mum up from Toronto on 9 July after her 10 day trip through the Rocky Mountains. Making the most of her time with us and wanting to go also we headed to Ottawa for a few days. Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and lies 465km north/west of Guelph. We are quite optimistic when we decide to do these trips, thinking its not far. But need to take into account all the side trips we tend to do along the way! Hence it took us about 10 hours to get there! Peterborough is 200km on route which is the home of the Lift Lock. At...

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Kings Travels

Jul 17, 2008 - Getting there

My tour starts at Ottawa Airport at 5:00 am on July 17. I will be met by the three other women (Paula, Christina and Joan) from the Ottawa and Cornwall dioceses who will be my travel companions for the next two weeks. Hopefully we have all managed to guess at the kinds of clothes we will need for the coolness of the high Andes and the heat and humidity of the Ecuador coastline. We will be travelling a fair amount in a rented van, up and down in altitude almost every day, so altitude sickness and stomach upset might be a big part of my story.

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Jul 16, 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario Canada, Day 2

Today I was the last one to wake up. But I was well rested. I got my clothes on and headed out the door. First we had breakfast and a lot of breakfast. It was a buffet in the hotel. My favorite part of it was when we got those little candy things at the end. Then we went and saw soldiers, well whatever they are called. And um, we went on a boat/bus tour. And we sailed on the water. It was fun. Except I couldn't sit by the window because Cavin wanted the window. After that we walked around the town. It was fun but I was a little thirsty at...

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Jul 15, 2008 - Canada's Capital Ottawa, Ontario

After spending a few days in places where I couldn't speak or understand the language, it was nice to come to a place where I could. I loved Quebec City and Montreal but it's nice to understand the street signs again and not have to point to things I needed. So here we are in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. What a beautiful city. We came in yesterday in time to see a little of the city and visit the Nature Museum. Of course, another fun filled day on this adventure we are all on. The weather is beautiful here. It feels like California. We are...

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Jul 15, 2008 - Parliament Hill and the Ottawa Rapidz

What a full day! We were up at 7:30 to make it to Parliament Hill for 9 a.m. to see the changing of the guards here. Unfortunately it didn't start until 10 a.m. so we wandered into the "business" district and had breakie. Then we headed back to the hill to see the guard ceremony and laughed our heads off at the hats (I'll have pictures up soon I promise) Then we got our tickets to do the Centre Block tour (aka House of Commons, Senate, Peace Tower and Parliamentary Library) We had almost a 2 hour wait till our tour so we did a self guided...

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