Monday, July 22, 2013

Sleepy Cedars Campground - Ottawa

Our first morning here at the Sleepy Cedars Campground.

We are in a very quiet section of the campground, and we both slept till 9am.  Had our coffee and tea, then checked a few things on the internet.  I keep forgetting how to light the pilot light in the oven, so first I had to watch a YouTube video on how to light the pilot light so that Karen could bake us some Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast.  You can learn a lot from YouTube.

We had lunch shortly after noon and then at 1pm we left the campground for a reconnaissance mission into downtown Ottawa.   My objective today was to get a feel for downtown Ottawa, check out some parking locations near where we wanted to visit and then get back out.  Also wanted to find the local Wal-Mart.

We headed North on Bank Street.  Traffic isn't too bad at 1:30 in the afternoon.  You don’t have to travel far anywhere in this country to find construction.

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Something is going on here at Landsdowne Park, they are either tearing it down or they are re-designing it.  Not sure which.

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We are pretty much downtown now as the buildings get taller and taller.

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The parliament buildings are straight ahead of us.

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I have it all figured out now, where we can park and so now we follow the GPS to take us back towards the campground.

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Driving in downtown Ottawa will be fine, I just have to pay attention to all the one way streets.

We found the Wal-Mart and we also found the Home Depot.  At Home Depot I was able to purchase some of that silver foil backed bubble wrap insulation and some snap buttons.  We have a skylight that lets in too much bright sun in the mornings when we try to sleep and then during the daytime, it lets in too much radiant heat.  With my purchased items, I can make a nice sun shield to cover the opening of the skylight.   That was my afternoon project.

Off and on during the afternoon, Karen was exchanging text messages with her friend Anne and her husband Jim.  They live in Ottawa and wanted to get together with us for dinner this evening.   We decided on a place and drove out to their daughter Allison’s house to meet up with them.

We had a tour of Allison’s new house and then Jim, Anne, Karen and I went to the Merivale Fish Market for dinner.  You can select your own fish in the market and then the chef will prepare it for you.  Karen and I had the Wild Halibut and Fries.  It was all very tasty.  We didn't bring the camera with us though, so there are no photos of this part of our day.

I stole this photo off of the internet.


After dinner Anne and Jim took us on a driving tour of Ottawa and the surrounding areas.  We had a pleasant evening and got back to the motorhome around 10pm.  Just in time to write this blog and then go to bed.

Nighty Night from Sleepy Cedars Campground.

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