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I know, I know, I am diverging from what is typically expected from a bucket list* but if you don’t pick up lunch from Bite This in Westboro Village at some point this summer you will regret it: It’s delicious. It’s reasonably priced. The serving size makes it an extra good value. You sit outside in a […]

I’m collecting my thoughts and sorting photos from our summer camping trip and wanted to post this bucket list item while the sun is shining! THIS, is the kind of summer bucket list item anyone can get behind, am I right or am I right? :D There used to be three Ottawa ice cream shops on our […]

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Ottawa folks might already know that major parts of Parliament Hill are being renovated and this work is expected to take years. Part of that renovation meant the Senate had to find a temporary home, so the Government Conference Centre was restored for this purpose. If you’re not sure which building I’m talking about, it’s this one, right on the […]

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I have kayaked. I am definitely not an expert but it’s something I really enjoy. We rent them when we go camping in the summer, and that’s the extent of my experience. I will say that as long as I’ve lived in Ottawa I’ve wanted to rent a kayak at Dow’s Lake and go for […]

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I’ve decided we need to make a better effort at Actually Doing Things instead of letting time slip though our fingers. So I’ve made a list of OTTAWA THINGS I want to do this summer. The good news is that simply having this list means we are doing more fun things. Yay us! We’ve already made […]

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