Archive - February 2016

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Ottawa BeaverTails
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Parliament Hill
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Why I’ll (now) always get the flu shot

Ottawa BeaverTails

When traveling to Ottawa, or hosting tourists, one thing always gets mentioned: “Make sure to get a BeaverTail!” Their history goes back to the late 70’s, and with current fans including Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, it’s no wonder they have a reputation. The BeaverTail is a Canadian dessert icon, so it makes sense that the[…]

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Parliament Hill

One of the biggest tourist attractions (with about 3 million visitors a year) in Ottawa is the Nation’s capital – Parliament Hill. That being said, in the almost four years that we have lived here, we haven’t done the tour! Thankfully, we had friends in from Winnipeg and that gave us a good excuse to[…]

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Why I’ll (now) always get the flu shot

I’m not particularly sure why, but I’ve never gotten a flu shot. I think it’s left over thinking of an American who would have to PAY for the flu shot, or perhaps from years past when there’s been a shortage and the shot was said to be for pregnant women or elderly. There’s also the[…]

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