As is typical, we took along our cameras and almost never used them. We stopped off to see the Ice Sculpture Garden, where many carvers were busy at work. I only took one photo of this Famous Canadian guy.
|Famous Canadian Guy. If you're Canadian, you know who he is.|
There were also quite a few French Canadians doing their French Canadian Thing.
|French Canadian Thing. Nourish my inner child! Nourish it, I say!|
These trips are often an agony for us. Our kids are simply too far apart in age to find anything they all want to do. Sooner or later, we split up. Younger and I headed for the various icy events. Elder and Puff, along with Frodo, headed for the heated tents and, eventually, a bookstore.
Younger and I went to a large ice slide, which you slide down on your backside.
|Sure you want to do this?|
Younger and I also went skating on the Rideau Canal. This may have been the part I was looking forward to the most.
|World's largest skating rink, with world's largest skating crowd.|
We went to Mass on Sunday morning before we headed for home. Puff located a lovely little church on line: Our Lady of the Visitation.
|Very nice interior. You can tell it was originally a French Parish.|
A curiosity was these little crosses on the walls. I was pretty sure I knew what they were, but we asked the priest anyway.
All in all, not a bad trip. No one did everything they wanted, but everybody did something.