Another whirlwind weekend is gone. As evidenced by the fact that I’m putting this post up more than week later…I’ve clearly been busy. I intended to put together an Ottawa Travel Guide but things got a bit too busy. So instead I’m going to give you a peak into how I spent my weekend – looking at tulips.
If you don’t know, I lived in Ottawa for four years so I tend to skip the tourist attractions and I’m usually in town to see friends. I have spent lots of time on Parliament Hill, watching the proceedings, on multiple tours and working though. Ottawa is such a beautiful city in the spring and summer. It completely blooms and every inch becomes covered in colour with waterways flowing.
This trip was for two reasons. The first and main reason was that it was one of my closest friends’ birthdays the weekend before. I couldn’t make it to her party because of Mother’s Day so we postponed. Also this weekend was the long weekend and just so happened to be the Tulip Festival.
Ottawa actually has the largest Tulip Festival outside of the Netherlands. That’s because during World War Two we sheltered the princess and in return the country has been giving us tulips ever since. That’s the abridged version. So hopefully you enjoy these flowers.
The Tulip Festival
Let’s kick things off shall we! I actually arrive the night before but that was just filled with hugs and some quick catching up. On Saturday morning we headed to The Manx for breakfast to fuel up for a full day.
There was a brief incident where I realized I had forgotten my memory card at home and had to run to buy a new one. Then we were off!
We met up with another friend of mine at the tulip festival and I snapped away so yes you shouldn’t be surprised that my blog is still covered in tulip festivals. Then we hit up a lemonade stand so we could enjoy the best beverage there ever was (I stand by that don’t fight me).
The red and white tulips are for Ottawa’s 150 celebration which I’ll be heading back to Ottawa to celebrate on July 1! I can’t wait to share those photos with you.
Little Jo Berry’s
I’ve talked about this place on my blog before but it’s so cute. It has all sorts of vegan baked goods. We took the opportunity to head over and get some vegan soft serve and vegan macarons. They’re shaped like little piggies with flower crowns! The cutest ever and honestly tasted better than regular macarons.
That night we headed to my friend’s 23rd birthday which had a “decades” theme. Everyone was suppose to come dressed up as a specific decade. I went for the 1980s, hopefully you can tell that from the pictures. My friends are dressed up as the 1960s and the 1970s.
Have you ever been to Ottawa? What are your favourite things to do there? I have a few trips coming up, would you like to see travel guides for those cities or just travel diaries where I talk about what we did and what we saw relating more specifically to us?
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