Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Trip in Pictures (Adriana)

Sorry for the long delay in blogging. It turns out that Fringing and blogging do not mix. I've been back home for a week now but between recovering from the trip and starting a new full-time placement, I haven't had time to think about the blog. But here I am now, ready to show off some pictures from the trip.

I don't have any pictures from the Toronto portion of the tour but rest assured that fun was had by all since I got to see Heather, Jane and Gen! Ottawa was much more exotic and I have plenty of pictures to show for our time there.

We went to Parliament Hill where I managed to knit-in-public next to the statues of the Famous Five who fought for women to be considered persons (can you believe they hadn't been?!?!). Interestingly, this group of five women are the only statues on Parliament Hill that aren't prime ministers or royalty.

We saw one of the official Parliamentary Cats (they have their own sanctuary on the hill).
We also saw a Parliamentary squirrel and groundhog but they weren't photoworthy.

Naturally we had to visit some museums while in Ottawa. We had the most amazing experience visiting the Canadian War Museum with my favourite great-aunt and great-uncle (ok, they are my only ones but they'd be my favourite anyways). It was incredible being there with them since they'd both lived through WWII and my uncle was actually a part of it.
Auntie Clayre and I model the very heavy helmets.

In what was a truly awe-inspiring moment, we got to see der Fuhrer's parade car.

After the seriousness of the War Museum, we needed some fun so we went to the Children's Museum with my good friend (and MoH) Calli, who came down from Montreal to hang out and see the show.
The Children's Museum was so much fun. Pete and Calli are like two peas in a pod, and they had a total blast there.
Here they are taking part in an impromptu play. Pete is the evil owl and Calli is the ordinary ocean.

Pete and I got to ride a vespa (I have no idea what those green lights are. I don't remember an infestation of glowing green bugs when we were there. It looks pretty cool, though :P)

And Pete pretended he was a member of the crew of the HMS Pinafore.

We went back to Montreal with Calli for a day, during which I found and purchased my wedding dress!!! We also had dinner with my dear Emma, who was the recipient of the Ribbed Lace Bolero (Rav) I made earlier in the summer.

emma shrug1
It's fun to knit for people who are so appreciative.

emma shrug2
And so sassy!

While there Pete got to meet Emma's adorable kitties.
emma cat
I love this picture!!

That it for now. There was some knitting done on the trip but not as much as I would have liked. I'll be back in a few days to show off what little knitting I managed to accomplish, and to update you all on the latest wedding details (here's a hint, there are some!).


Azura said...

I love the War Museum... I used to live within walking distance of it, and occasionally when I was bored/lonely/stir crazy I'd walk to the Museum and back.

Did you see the dashes and dots on the side of the building? It's Morse Code for "Lest We Forget"

Anonymous said...

Your trip sounds fun! Congratulations on finding your wedding dress!!! I bet that was satisfying!

Bertha said...

Hooray for being home! You guys look so cute! Also, wedding dress!!! I want details!!

spillyjane said...

Looks like it was a great trip, lady! Somehow I missed those statues on Parliment Hill. Also, if you've never been, the third floor of the Museum of Civilization is AMAZING. I'm still impressed that we both made it to Ottawa at practically the same time. :)

Heather G. said...

Those cats also have a blog!


Adriana said...

I cannot believe the cats have their own blog. I think our cats need one too :P

Anonymous said...

Walking the Labyrinth reminds me that I should ask you if you've ever read Catherynne M. Valente's Labyrinth. Related but far crazier.

Congrats on the wedding stuff! I bet it's a load off your mind to find everything in good time. :)