{out & about} our great capital, ottawa

Last weekend we took the girls on a road trip, our first as a family to someplace that was over an hour away. Our jaunts to Niagara don’t count as there are days we can make it over there in 40 minutes!

I haven’t been to Ottawa in about 10 years, although somethings are the same, it was fun discovering them as a family.parliment2parliment3 parliment1Parliment Hill and ByWard Market were by far my favourite places.

market3 market2 market4 market1The food was really amazing. We found the best Mexican restaurant in the Market that served some pretty awesome margaritas, the yummies gelato places in the city, and the most amazing fresh seafood restaurant tucked away in a plaza in the suburbs of the city! Now, that’s a good vacation in our family’s books!

ottawa_food3 ottawa_food2 ottawa_food1And of course the girls had a great time exploring the amazing and vast museums!

museum1 museum3 museum2Wonderful weekend getaway!

 

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long weekend postcards

A little staycation for us this long Simcoe Day weekend, including a visit to a safari.

Then a drive west to London, Ontario, where we stayed overnight — the girls really love hotel stays. I think it’s something about everyone sleeping in one room that they enjoy!

Plus, there was lots to see and play and learn at the Children’s Museum. They enjoyed the Arctic fishing interactive play the most!

Which involved a whole lot of southern barbeque!

And a day in storytale land!

How about you? What was your weekend like? Did you stay in or go out?

{travel} seattle

I found myself in Seattle for work for a few days earlier this week. I had one evening to myself and made my way downtown for some shopping, sight seeing and seafood by the pier in Pike Place.

It was the first time I visited Seattle. The view of the mountains and the wonderfully tall pines blew me away. To have a view of the mountains and trees daily as I worked would be a dream!

The trip also presented some uninterrupted knitting time. Five hours on a plane, perfect to start a very first shawl for K.

I cast on for the Little House Shawl using a merino superwash by Fiberstory. One of my favourite things about this shawl is the colourful pinks, grey-blues, yellow-oranges of this pretty yarn.

Hope your week was a bit of adventurous, too!
Happy weekend, friends! It’s a long weekend here in T.O.