(More photos, with info, here.)
I spent Saturday at a conference in Gatineau (the City Formerly Known as Hull), and then on Sunday I took the whole afternoon to be a tourist in Ottawa. Bill and I had driven through it on our way back from Crotch Lake this summer, but it was raining and we didn't get out of the car. Now I know that the Parliament Buildings are much more impressive when you get out of the car. I hope the tourists visiting from warm places appreciated the 15 minutes of
fame SNOW on Sunday. Nice of the nation's capital to generate snowflakes just for its visitors, isn't it?
I'm blaming that little snowfall for the fact that after I finished walking up and down Wellington and Sparks streets, I headed straight to Yarn Forward and bought enough sock yarn for two pairs of socks and a pair of Double-Thick Mittens. And then, before ending my little trip and heading back home, I managed to incorporate the two things I miss most about Ontario: Michael's (more sock yarn) and Smartfood (three big bags -- Bill and I immediately devoured one, and I've squirreled away the other two).