Ready to Head South Again
Trip Start Jan 20, 2004
187Trip End Ongoing
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Food was particularly high on the agenda, of course, so we had several walks down through the Public Gardens into the historic centre of this friendly maritime city to look for local seafood and produce - especially to the busy Farmers' Market on Saturday morning
The week also included good times with Gerry's brother Geoff, and his wife Angie, checking out their new house and hearing all their latest news. A walk in Point Pleasant Park showed the extensive damage still very evident from Hurricane Juan two years ago - hopefully the rejuvenation process will restore this valued resource to its former natural state. A trip down to their cottage on Gifford's Island near Mahone Bay was a good opportunity to spend a little time on the water and enjoy the beautiful Nova Scotia coastline - not to mention an amazing gourmet picnic! Despite their busy schedules we were also able to spend an evening with our niece and nephew, Karen and Greg, and find out what is happening in their lives and careers - accompanied by another delicious roast lamb supper prepared by Angie and Geoff.
Later in the week we met up with Doris and Hugh from our university days in Guelph - another chance to enjoy the valued company of good friends, and stroll again in the beautifully maintained Public Gardens on a quiet sunny afternoon
We had scheduled almost nothing for our final week in Ottawa, purposely leaving the time free to catch our breath and attend to last minute chores before heading back to Argentina. Ya, right!! A constant flux of lunch, afternoon coffee and gourmet dinner engagements, together with several 'overnight specials' ensured that we were once again able to say goodbye to all of our friends in fine fashion. We owe a debt of gratitude to so many of our friends and family for a wonderful summer back in Canada. For fear of leaving anyone out, we hesitate to list everybody, but you all know who you are - the most wonderful people in the world!!
Buenos Aires, here we come.
(Credit for Photos 06, 07, 08, 09, & 10: Liesbet-Anna Loewen)