Hi! How’s everybody doing? Enjoying lazy summer days, I hope. We just spent the past 4 days in Canada’s capitol; Ottawa, which is a 5 hour drive east of where I live. Noah’s soccer team was in a tournament there so it was mostly soccer related, but we did find time to do some touristy stuff. The boys finished the weekend as silver medal finalists which was pretty fantastic as there were 15 teams total in their division. But it was H-O-T!!! There was actually a heat advisory all weekend with the temps soaring into the high 30’s (Celsius, that is!) The boys played 2 games on Saturday and FOUR on Sunday. Troopers are what they are! Us parents were melting just sitting there watching! LOL Here are a few photos from the tourney:
Water chugging became the weekend sport for us parents. :)
The fields were right under a flight path so we saw many a low flying plane!
I wish we could’ve done some more sight seeing, but what we did see was positively beautiful! Ottawa is such a pretty city with miles upon miles of trails, picturesque cobbled sidewalks in the downtown area and, of course, Parliament Hill and all its surroundings. We took loads of photos with both the Rebel and Elph. These are some of my favourites (get ready for picture overload!!!):
The locks on the St. Lawrence River…… Terry Fox…… Ceiling inside Parliament Hill….. The library at Parliament Hill….. Quebec across the Ottawa River….
I do wish we had made it to some of the museums and to see the Prime Ministers residence, but it just wasn’t in the cards. Not many of the soccer parents know about my blog, but I did take a few pictures of my eats! . We ate most of our meals out of coolers at the fields; sandwiches, berries, veggies, chips, lots of iced coffee’s from Tim Hortons, etc. And water, lots and lots of water!!! LOL
It was a wonderful 4 days away from “real life”, but I’m always happy to be back in my own bed! HAHA! Thanks for taking the time to look at all the pictures I posted today…..I realize that there’s a lot of them, but I think they’re worth seeing! :)
Bye for now!!