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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Planes, Ferries and Firetrucks

The boys and I are off to Ottawa for Easter Weekend. My Other Half will be working at a trade show and left yesterday so we will be travelling without him and touring the capital on our own. The last time we were there was 3 or 4 years ago so the boys don't remember much.

No tulips or skating on the canal, too early and too late for that but we will visit the newly renovated Museum of Science and Nature and then take a trip across the river to Hull, Quebec to visit the Museum of Civilization.

But first we have to get there. Remember the John Candy movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Well, our trip is going something like this - first we drive two and a half hours to the city. Downtown to be exact and meet our friend who drove with my Other Half to Ottawa and flew back today at his firehall. He is the driver of the pumper truck which I understand is a very big deal. We are leaving the car with him and he will take us to the airport but if he is not in his fire truck he has to be at the hall. So he is going to drive us to the airport in the pumper truck! Yes, that's right, unless there is a fire, we will be taking a firetruck to the airport. Am I the coolest mother ever?

But wait - there's more, as they say on those info commercials. To get to the Island airport we have to take a ferry. It's only about 5 minutes but it is a boat. Then we get to fly on one of those little turbo jet planes to Ottawa where we will be met by my friend in her Volvo. Don't ever say I don't know how to show my boys a good time!

Happy Easter and Passover everyone. Stay tuned for how the weekend went next week.


  1. Yes! Coolest Mom ever!
    Safe journey!

  2. Wow! I got travel sick just following the details of the drive, train, plane... I hope your having a great time!!! Take lots of pictures for us.

  3. Wow, firetrucks, ferries and planes! Your boys must be so excited. ditto, safe journey.

  4. Sounds like so much fun! The last time we flew (5 years ago?) my daughter thought the coolest thing was the bus from the parking lot. Go figure :-)

    Happy Easter

  5. A fire truck to the airport?

    You are truly the coolest mom ever.

    And I love Nature and Science Museums.

    Have a great trip and a happy holiday.

  6. My children would definitely label you as cool!! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.


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