Skating on Rideau Canal Skateway

When it came down to it, for me, Winterlude=skating on the Rideau Canal. There were opening ceremonies celebration on Friday evening and we dropped by for a bit. There was a Bed Race on opening weekend I didn’t bother to get us to go to – since it’s not like fancy sleigh beds or anything….

Dining out during a girls’ weekend in Ottawa

So, this was an interesting one. My two girlfriends and I met 15-16 years ago in 1998/9. (Whoa!) But we’ve lived in different cities since around 2003. We haven’t come altogether since 2007 and that was just for a day so it was a supreme treat – and proves it’s not impossible – to spend a…

The triathlon I didn’t know I wanted to do: Winterlude Triathlon

Remember that time when I went to San Francisco and didn’t realize there was a half-marathon I could have/should have registered for the very weekend I was there? Remember that time when I learned there was an 8K run in Amsterdam while we were in Europe so I planned a stop in Amsterdam, just a…

Debriefing

Back from my 5-day “weekend.” Back to my “diet”. Last weekend, I had the pleasure and privilege to visit Ottawa, properly, for the first time. Upon arriving, I couldn’t help wondering, “What took so long to visit this city??” The answer is, apparently, I was waiting for a friend, like Mona, to set up there…