One day after the 2011 Federal Election I had my three suitcases in tow and I was boarding a direct flight from Kelowna-Ottawa for a summer internship. CWM had been living here for a year and I knew I was meant to be here with him. One year, one job offer, one move, one meet and greet with royalty and I am still here!
Our days are long, anywhere from 12-15 hours but we still manage to eat dinner at the table together, four or five nights a week, get away on the weekends, and play house as often as possible.
Highlights of the past year:
The reason I am in Ottawa, Ron and Cindy Cannan
I was to busy enjoying shaking her hand and having a conversation that I didnt think to get a photo with her. Regardless, she is a woman full of class and love, and I really look up to her.
No introduction required
4th of July at Ambassador Jacobson’s residence
First dinner in our new home
Our first Christmas tree
First day at work
CWM’s first day at work, a year before
Meeting General Walter Natynczyk, Cheif of Defense Staff of the Canadian Army
It has been an amazing year!
I have truly come to love this city and call it home. For anyone planning a visit to Ottawa these are my top tourist activity suggestions:
Beavertails in the Byward Market
Happy hour in Zoe’s at the Chateau Laurier
In the Winter: skate on the canal
In the Fall: Farmers markets and Rememberance Day
Best restaurants in Ottawa: