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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free Vacation!

We essentially got a free trip last month to Ottawa. Caleb went to a Philosophy Conference, and commented on a paper at one of the sessions. He got a travel grant from his department to go. I was debating whether I should go or not because Caleb was going to be gone most of the day, and what was I going to do? I am so happy I decided to go! It turned out to be wonderful. I slept in, watched some morning TV, then went shopping and exploring downtown Ottawa. The city is beautiful, and totally bilingual. There were probably more people speaking French than English. We had a fantastic time there. We went and saw the sights, got to relax, and ate some delicious food! I love free trips!!

We went and checked out the Legislative buildings. These pictures are deceiving because we had mostly rainy weather while we were there. We just can't get away from the rain! We had a great time though. A community band set up right in front of the buildings while we were there and played a few songs. It was great.
Caleb, looking stylish with my purse. He puts all his stuff in it, so I think it's fair to make him carry it once in a while! Don't you?

This is my fave picture of the trip.

I just threw in this picture of Caleb, because I love it and I think he's so cute!

We took a tour of the Canadian Mint, and it actually was super interesting! Did you know we make coins for like 30 other countries! Many of which I have been to. I had no idea.

We also visited the National Art Gallery. It was huge, but we stuck mainly with the modern/abstract art sections. That's what we like best. It's just a lot more interesting to look at. They had a lot of really cool stuff there.

So it was a fantastic trip, and I highly recommend visiting!


Skye and Aaron said...

That spider thing makes my skin crawl just looking at the picture. ewwwww. Glad you guys had a great time! Oh, and i think your hair looks super cute!

Wilsons said...

oh wow, you're so lucky! Glad to hear you are having so much fun :)

Life as a Kenessey said...

Free Vacations are WICKED!!! You guys are totally adorable and I love (by love I mean I am slightly jealous of) all the fun stuff you're doing in your first year of marriage. I don't remember travelling as much as you guys have in my FIRST YEAR!!!

Skye and Aaron said...

I LOVE OTTAWA!!!!!!!! Did you guys go on a tour of Parliament?? Imagine me giving guided tours in the HIDEOUS blue polyester suits!!!

Kailey and Caleb said...

We didn't get a tour, but I am imagining you in a blue polyester suit right now....HOT!! haha