The thing I needed most I forgot to purchase back at home. Toothpaste. Argh!!
Waking up at 8 am, I went out to Elgin street to buy some toothpaste. And then coffee and water. haha! Necessities.
Back in my hotel room, I went to write in my journal and eat the remaining food I had with me before I brushed. The hotel maid was really annoying. First she knocked to see if I was still here. Ok, slight courtesy? Then fifteen minutes later she unlocks my door and lets herself in! Does she have a crush on me? Uhm… scary. She said that she thought that I was gone… argh!! Embassy hotel, you totally failed.
So I got the messaged. I checked out immediately.
I put my gear into my car and just took my camera gear with me to check out Ottawa. What a miserable day to go around Ottawa. It was really cloudy and looked like it was going to rain any second. I went towards Parliament Hill, since that was the main attraction in Ottawa.
It was about a 15 minute walk to the hill, on the way I ran into a family where the father, one large dude, calling his son a fool because he didn’t get the background in his shot. Way to curb the boy’s enthusiasm for photography.
I went to the big white tent, which was the info tent, to get my free guided tour passes. I got my tickets for the 12:15 tour of the East block and my 1:20 for the center block. Since I had about forty minutes to the tour I thought it would be good to explore the nearby areas while I waited for the tour.
I went down these long stairs to the canal walk. I walked for a bit till I got to this construction site when I saw the time.
12:00. uh oh. My first tour was at 12:15! I double timed it back to the tent. Crap! Running with camera gear is definitely not easy!
I got to the tent at 12:16 and the tour guide just left! AHHH!! Luckily for me she was standing in front of the East block and I still had time to get there. Just in time … to go through the security check in. Like at an airport. Hooray.
The cool part from the tour was the tour guide was pretty cute. After the tour of the East wing, I went to the center wing tour. Another cute tour guide. ❤
After the tours, I went back to my hotel room to check in. This room was actually quite nice. Dropping my stuff off, I went to take a nap, since, I wanted a good rest. I texted Joanna that I was at my hotel and going out to eat in a little bit.
By the time I woke up, it was about 6 pm and it was time to go look for some food. I went to this place called the Mayflower Pub for a veggie burger. The bun was pretty stiff, but, everything else was pretty good.
After the meal I went back to meandering around Ottawa at night. The light might not be on tonight because of the weather, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t go out to explore.