Friday, March 16, 2007

Oh Canada

Liisa and I are off to the nations capital, Ottawa, this weekend for a trip. Liisa hasn't been there before and it's been about 5 or 6 years since I last visited. It's about a 5 hour drive depending on the road conditions so hopefully there won't be any snow on the way. Ottawa is a strange capital, similar to Washington D.C., it's a bit of a made up city in the sense that it was selected as the capital rather than organically becoming the capital. If I remember my history correctly Kingston was the original choice for capital but Ottawa was chosen for it's location between Upper and Lower Canada at the time.

There are quite a few good sites to see: museums, parliament, galleries, the market, etc. Depending on the weather there we may get a chance to skate the Rideau canal which is the world's longest skating rink.

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