Mark and I were lucky enough to spend the Canada Day long weekend in our Nation's Capital. I had never been to Ottawa before, and Mark hadn't been since 1989, so we were both excited to go!
Mark had to work on Thursday, so I spent the afternoon exploring downtown Ottawa, and was lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, after they laid a wreath at the war monument.
|Prince William waving at me|
|Snowbirds taking a trial run|
|Our beautiful Parliament|
We headed downtown again on Canada Day to check out all the festivities. There were more than 300,000 people on the Hill, and it was over 30 degrees - so we didn't last all day, but got a good taste of the party and returned to see the fireworks that night.
|Mark enjoying the fireworks|
|Some of the crowds at the afternoon show|
|William and Kate's entourage|
While we were in town, we got to spend some time with Mark's Aunt and cousins. It was great to catch up/meet them all.
Ottawa is a beautiful city - and I'm so glad we went! Oh, and it was my birthday too. It has turned into a bit of a tradition to go away for my birthday, so I've mentioned to Mark that I'd like to keep that tradition alive :)