Getting ready to move on..
Ottawa Travel Blog› entry 10 of 42 › view all entries
We have been in Ottawa for over a week now and it really is time to move on. The Winterlude festival has been really fun, we went to the Jacques Cartier park on Thursday which is a bit like a small water park but snow instead! We went quite late in the afternoon and it was really quiet, so we got to go down the ice slides without queuing!! I haven't got any photos on the slides I don't think, I kept taking of my gloves to take photos and then realised I could no longer move my fingers so refused to take any more pictures!! They were doing snow sculptures as oppose to the ice sculpures from Confederation Park, they were enormous and again very intricate.
The Museum of Civilisation next to the Park was huge and facinating.
We went ice skating on the canal on Friday, the hostel lets you borrow skates for free. Now I don't know if it is a coincidence or not that I am no longer friends with anyone I have ever been ice skating with, but I do know that anyone who has suggested ice skating in the last 5 years has been firmly declined.
Tomorrow we head off to Chicago, well sort off. We get on a bus at 2.30pm, to get to Toronto at 7.30pm. We find something to eat and entertain us, then get on another coach at 1am (I know...), to cross the US border at 6am, to arrive in Chicago at about 2.30pm. Urgh. We have not looked at the Chicago guidebooks yet so that we have something to do on the journey, as I suspect sleep will not be easy! However, we do get to stay in a nice hotel for 3 days when we get there, BLISS!! I'm so excited about Chicago!!