A Montreal Daytrip

It dawned on me a couple of weeks ago that A & K had never been to Montreal.  With a long weekend, beautiful weather, and no real plans, it seemed like a good time for a daytrip. The challenge when planning a daytrip with two young kids is not to get too ambitious.  My ideal … More A Montreal Daytrip

Meech Lake With The Boys

When I first moved to Ottawa, the words “Meech Lake” brought to mind two things: the 1987 negotiations with Mulroney and the ten provinces to amend the Constitution, and the fabled nude beach that existed somewhere along its shores. I’ve always been amused by the juxtaposition of naked naturalists frolicking in the water while politicians … More Meech Lake With The Boys

King Mountain

For the last day of summer vacation, we headed up to Gatineau Park.  I had hoped to spend the day on the beach, savouring every last second of summer before grabbing some ice cream at La Cigale, but Mother Nature decided not to cooperate.  Instead, we put on our jackets and headed out for a … More King Mountain

April 2010 Photos

This post is long overdue, but I thought I’d post a few photos from our Easter weekend. The trip got off to a rough start.  We were creeping along in rush-hour traffic on the way out of town when a dashboard warning light came on.  Our power steering had failed, and despite my herculean efforts … More April 2010 Photos