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We're back from our week long trip to Ontario (with a short hop to Quebec). We were able to catch up with old friends, family and see a bunch of new things. I would post a couple of pictures, but the stupid camera has an XD card and nothing reads it...and I can't find the cable.

Toronto was nice, if wet and cold. We brought the weather with us apparently. It actually reminded me of London's second cousin. Every once in a while I would catch a glimpse of something that made me think we were in the UK. We shopped a lot (new shoes, jeans and tops for everyone it seemed), saw a few sights...we didn't go up the CN Tower, it was too busy and then the weather didn't co-operate. Saw the Terra Cotta Warriors at the ROM, way cool. Stayed in a very nice place right on Lake Ontario, the extra cost was offset by staying with family for the last half of the week, and they wouldn't let us pay for anything.

Took a train to Ottawa, 4 hours away. It was okay. I finished another Amelia Peabody mystery, I've had the first one for quite a few years; picked it up at the mystery bookshop in Seattle, but never did get past the first 2 pages. Started reading it on the plane and then bought the next two in the series while in Toronto. The heroine reminds me a lot of Anya, and of course that makes her husband Giles...and it fits. Really.

Ottawa was beautiful. My geography is so bad I didn't realize Quebec was right across the river, so we took a trip and went to the Museum of Civilization which has a wonderful Childrens area where you get a passport and then visit a bunch of interactive displays. Wedding was great, catching up with family is always fun...and tiring. We have plans to meet up again next year since a bunch of the kids got on like they knew each other for years.

Now home, catching up on email and doing laundry. Work tomorrow.

Date: 2010-10-03 10:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] usedtobeljs
That sounds like a fab trip!

(And I really enjoy the Amelia Peabody novels, and yes, I do see a slight, um, resemblance.)



Date: 2010-10-04 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janus-74.livejournal.com
Thanks, it was nice to be away, but even nicer to come back home.

...returning to work is an entirely different matter though.

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