Hi friends! How was your weekend/Monday?
Eric and I spent the last few days in Ottawa for a wedding reception of sorts – his cousin and her now-husband eloped in California last month, so Saturday night they had a party at their home to celebrate. Eric and I made a weekend out of it and did all the tourist-y stuff.
So, a photo recap?
(And I didn’t bring my camera, so you’ll have to forgive me for all the android pics!)
Before the wedding on Saturday, we spent some time in downtown Ottawa walking around and doing all the touristy things:
Checking out the buskers in Byward Market:
And Eric got pulled into her show:
So basically, I need to learn how to do that.
Oh, and then there was all the food at the market:
Quite possibly the cutest sugar cookies ever. Although to be fair, I find the taste of sugar cookies to be a tad boring (don’t hate me!).
Lunch break! We went to Bite Burgerhouse, where the Gardener burger was speaking to me:
A black bean and beet patty with veggies, goat cheese and aioli (no spellcheck, I don’t mean ravioli) with parmesan truffle fries on the side. The truffle fries were a good idea.
And then all the Ottawa touristy things:
Just hanging out on the steps:
The Rideau Canal:
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier:
The Supreme Court Building:
The bridge to Quebec:
(view behind the Supreme Court Building)
And then I decided it would be fun to do this:
Eric took the picture and was not impressed because he was convinced that I was going over the side and ending up in the river. Clearly, that was not the case. Death defying crow pose? Good times.
Later on Saturday, it was time for the wedding reception! Unfortunately, I only got one dark, blurry picture of the two of us that night:
But I assure you that we looked pretty fabulous ;-)
Coolest thing ever: for dinner, the bride and groom hired a food truck to sit at the end of the driveway:
Clearly a seafood-themed truck. I went with the fish taco:
Which was fabulous (and the sun had gone down by the time I got around to eating, so I stuck it under the stove to get a picture. The things bloggers do…)
And then of course, my personal favourite of any big party:
The dessert table. Absolutely overflowing, just the way I like it. I put the phone away for the rest of the night, but it was a lot of fun!
Early Sunday afternoon, we met up with a cousin of mine who lives in Ottawa. We went to Tutti Frutti, a cute brunch place I went to the last time I was in Ottawa.
My choice was the Blue Velvet – hash browns, eggs, bacon, and blueberry crepes.
It was a good decision.
A lazy afternoon, followed by the “ohmygod I’m craving veggies” dinner at a diner around the corner from where we stayed:
Because sometimes, you’re just really compelled to shove vegetables in your face.
Sunday night, we made the drive into Quebec and the Gatineau Hills to check out some of the sights and watch the sunset:
This doesn’t even begin to do it justice – it was so gorgeous out there.
Oh, and I did another ‘crow-pose-on-a-precarious-ledge’, just for good measure:
So I probably have way too much fun with that.
And we found a little 25 minute trail so I could say that I got a hike in over the weekend:
I swear, I got bit by the hiking bug at Blend last month – suddenly all I want to do is go climb a mountain.
Monday was another travel day, with a quick pit stop to pick up this little guy:
Who got to stay with my parents all weekend. Apparently he a) was tired and b) missed me, because all he wanted to do Monday night was cuddle and sleep. Sounded good to me.
But that’s it for me today – back to the grind. Have a good one!
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