Coming back to Ottawa is a real treat for me. It feels necessary to leave the North every now and then and to be able to immerse myself in the city. Ottawa is a familiar and grounding place for me. Wandering around and exploring the city is like second nature. When I come home, I try and make a list of all the Ottawa things that I would like to see and do. It will be a whole year until I get to return again and I try to make the most of my time here by seeing the people who I care about and by doing things I can't do up North.
Here is my list, many of which I have already ticked off ...
Taking a walk at Mer Bleue Bog... seeing old friends for coffee ... Bridgehead maple latte yum ... wandering around Chapters on my own ... going thrift shop shopping ... buying clothes for the kids that I hope will last them for the next 6 months ... showing Noah the Parliament Buildings ... wandering around the Market and getting a maple sugar candy ... visiting the new IKEA (swoon) ... Dairy Queen
Things I still need to tick off ...
Bubble tea from Chinatown ... gelato ... go to a movie/date with hubby (this one might be hard because Katia is super clingy these days) ... buy a few more key pieces of clothing that we will all need for the coming year when back at home in the Yukon.
More later...I'm off to seize the day!