Friday, July 28, 2006

Home Again, Part II

As promised, here is the continuation of pictures from our trip to the Great White North! :)

On July 1 - Canada Day - we set out from the Browns with Jake, Sarah, Mary, and Ben to celebrate the nation's birthday with the Stannuses in the capital city, Ottawa. (We wore the most politically neutral colors possible! :D)
The crowds on Parliament Hill were IMMENSE.
Here, Sarah shows her patriotic spirit. ;)
I have to admit - it WAS cool to watch the RCMP (what we could see of them - the closest we got was five rows of people back).
This is Parliament from the river side.
That night, we went down to the bank of the Ottawa River and watched the fireworks - which were magnificent over the water! This is a picture of Pont Alexandra, all lit up.

On the fourth of July, we actually got to set off fireworks in the backyard!! That was really neat. :) They were followed by a campfire and s'mores.

The following day, we played the part of tourists - exploring (a very small) part of Ottawa on foot.
The church of Notre Dame in Ottawa...

The Alexandra Bridge by daylight...

To be continued! :)

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