Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Trip from Toronto to Montreal Sept 14th and on to Ottawa Sept 15th
Well, what a great flight on Air Canda (yes I said it) to Montreal. Our flight left at 11:45 from Toronto. The flight had the best flight attendents ever. When they were serving the beverages they started talking to my sister and ended up saying "Don't worry, the wine is on us" After talking to her again they found out we were on Vacation for my birthday trip. They both shook my hand and then gave us all sort of great advice regarding where to go and what to do on our vacation. When it came time to land one of the attendents lead Mom and me to a better seat to have a good view of the night time city. They were wonderful and gave us a great first impression of La Belle Province.
We arrived in Ottawa at about 12:30. Our hotel is great. We have a bedroom and sitting room. By 1 we were walking down to visit Capital Hill. Very impressive. Mom had booked a walking tour for 3:45 so we had a little walk around town. Shopping was involved.
We met our Walking Tour Guide Craig at the Terry Fox Statue. After that we went on a wonderful 3 hour walk all over town. There were only 5 other people beside us. Very small group. Craig had so many great stories. He had worked as a staffer with a Senator and had great information.
It is very interesting to see the places that are shown on the TV News. While were were visiting Chateau Laurier we saw Peter Mckay walking thru to the bar. What was interesting was to see the Prime Ministers Office. There is a small door along Sparks street which the PM leaves his office from. Very interesting how low key the town is. We also saw the American Embassy. It looked like it was in lock down mode. Craig says they call in the Bunker.
Very glad to be Canadian.. Would love to visit here again.