Ottawa, Capital of Canada

HI,
the last weekend was really great! i meet with Jan Schorr in Ottawa.
I traveld with Klaus and Thomas . We started in Princeton by late afternoon on Friday and after 470 miles with an average speed of 63 miles per hour arrived in Ottawa around 12.35 am. jan had allready checked in and was waiting fo us. On the next mornuing wen went up to parliament Hill for the Changing of the Guards ceremony. It was great to see this colorfull event. After that, it was allread 10.30 am we walked to the Rideau canal to make a Boat trip on the Ottawa River. The trip took 1.5 hours but it was great to see the riverside and Ottawa from a completly different perspective. When we arrived at the landing side we decided it was aboyt time to grab something to eat! we went back to the By ward Marked near our Hotel, it is an area arround a few blocks of the city where you can find nearly any kind of food and a lot of shops and pubs. After lunch at the famous hard Rock Cafe whe walked arround the City , walked through Sparks Street Mall and the Currency Museum of Ottawa just to be on time for ur Parliament tour at 4.30 pm. The tour was awesome. We were able to see the House of Commons and the Senate and our guide told us a lot about the Governmnt System of Canada. After we finished our nice tour we had dinner at an italian marked and went to drink something at an irsih pub. At 9.30 pm we were bakc at Parliament Hill to see a colorfull and really good light and movie event about Canada. The NCC (national Capital Comiison) oraganizs thsi event, that projects pictures and movies onto the walls of the center Block of the Parliament Complex. Our last stop before falling aleep was again an irsih pub, but after one drink we were so tired that we were bakc at our Hotel arround 12 am. The next morning started with a walk towards Victoria island parke , but it was so hot and Humid that we decided to shorten our stay at Ottawa and would drive back at 2pm. We did not drive back the shortest way possible, because we wanted to see the Cornell University at Ithaca, NY. The University lies in the middle of nowhere, 30 minutes away from the next interstate. The University istels has a realy nice Campus, but i wouldnt want to study there, because ist so far away froom any major city. After visiting there we drow the rest of our way and i was home aroun 1030 pm.

Here are some pictures of the trip:

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