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17 Feb, 2014

Family Day 2014

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Ottawa

Our day included an outing into the Gatineau Hills. It was pure gorgeousness; warm sun, white snow, blue skies. Heavenly serenity.

This was my view on the way back to the car, along the Parkway:

Cross country ski trail Gatineau Hills

We followed an easy trail, marked no.5. It was good, although I was mildly annoyed at the overall lack of signage and wayfinding. (I do like to know where I’m going and how long it will take me to get there.)

Also: I only wiped out once, and the only thing that was damaged was my pride.

How was your Family Day?


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