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Trip to Ottawa

Aubrey and I snuck off to Ottawa to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. Here is a little collection of photographs! 🙂

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We stayed at the Chateau Laurier. Ohhh, it was so beautiful.

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When we got to our room, we found this nice treat!

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We went to the Museum of Civilization, one of my favourite museums. Aubrey and I visited the museum together as teenagers when we took a road trip with our friend Ben so it seemed fitting to revisit it!

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I hadnt been back to the Museum for awhile, and the Totem Poles and Art by the Haida were especially interesting to me this time around, as I studied Haida literature with an amazing professor, Professor Sean Kane when I was at Trent University.

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There was a part of the museum that showed wood crafting and how they stored wood. We joked that this was the original Home Depot. (And of course, I took tons of pictures as we giggled at our association to the home renos going on)

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We visited the William Lyon Mackenzie King Estate that is in the Gateneau Hills in Quebec. It was rainy, and muggy, but the gardens were inspirational. We learnt a little about him, on top of what we already knew (10th Prime Minister of Canada) and googled more on him on the drive back to the hotel.

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The drive home was spectacular. The colours on the trees were stunning, and reminded me of why I love our country so much.

And there you have it! We are back, and fully energized for the next round of projects! 🙂

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    September 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    What! You were in Ottawa and you didn't call me!!! For shame! *wink* Hope you had an amazing time celebrating your anniversary, I will get those pictures to you soon! xox Kareen

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    September 25, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    We actually were *THIS* close to calling you!! 🙂 We even drove through the Glebe area (I think that is were you're living?) But it was so last minute and we were jam packed full of events. We're jealous of Ottawa, it's SO beautiful!

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    September 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Did you take those photos on the bottom??

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    September 25, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Hi Jan, Thanks for visiting! Yes – I have series of photographs that I tend to do on our road trips. 🙂 The bottom one is my favourite by far. You can see some more over on my photography site at

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