Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Ottawa, The Nation's Capital and Beavertails

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now arriving in Canada's capital...Ottawa,Ontario..a family place - and..the birthplace of Liberty Post. (est. 1959) I was born at the Salvation Army Grace Hospital! Ottawa is alive with Embassies and tourists. Pomp and glory. History and charm. It too has a European feel. The Queen's representative lives here. The guards change (just like at Buckingham Palace..only a bit smaller affair). Ottawa boasts the longest skating rink in the world. It's far. Real far. You can skate forever. Along the way you can get delicious Beavertails. In 2006, Beavertails was 25 years old. This snackfood was first sold at on the Rideau Canal Iceway as part of the Winterlude celebrations. Since that time, the fried whole wheat beavertail shaped snack covered with sugar and a touch of cinnamon has delighted thousands of visitors to Ottawa. The beavertail has almost become a Canadian icon much as the hot dog has to the American pallete. Christmas in the capital is exciting and fresh and very Canadian. Open markets and french whispers and hundreds of different ethnic faces celebrate in peace. I love Ottawa. I really do. xo


Jackie Von Tobel said...

Looks Gorgeous but Cold!!!!! Although it snowed all day long here in Las Vegas and even stuck to the ground! There is about an inch of snow outside right now - we think that's a big deal around here.

Suzanne said...

It's so beautiful. I need to get to Canada. Seriously.

More horse drawn sleighs. So wonderful, I want a ride in one. The Beavertails are called Elephant Ears down here and they're sold at the county fairs. They are delicious. My question is, what are they pouring onto the snow covered counter? Is that some type of maple syrup candy?

Again, a wonderful tour. Makes me want to hop in the car and take off on a road trip.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

nadia said...

I am from montreal, but love my day trips to ottawa!!

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