Saturday, April 22, 2017

Good at doing stuff, bad at updating

On Good Friday, I went to the Dixie Chicks concert.

I have seen them in concert before - several times, in fact - and always enjoy the show. And amazingly, they are still playing in stadiums, even though they haven't released new music in years.



I'll probably go the next time, too.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Vimy Ridge



On Sunday, Wanda and I went to the War Museum to see the Vimy Ridge exhibit. 

I've only been to the War Museum once, and I only made it through half the museum that time, so it was good to go back.


They were offering a special Vimy Ridge tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary, so we went on that. It was quite interesting. Well worth the trip.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Paint Nite

On Saturday, the dinosaurs and I went to Paint Nite.


It was fun, even though the painting was a pretty complicated one. There wasn't much time for chatting or relaxing.

I was happy with how it turned out.





Thursday, March 30, 2017

Schnitzel

Last weekend, I finally made it to Schnitzel Works. The spƤtzle wasn't exceptional, but the schnitzel was really good.

The dinosaurs had a good time, too.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Falling for spring

Daylight savings time started last weekend, and for most of the week, the sun was shining much later than usual. Friday I decided to check out Hogs Back Falls to see how the river is doing.










The water is definitely running.






Sunday, March 12, 2017

A cutting experience

The Ottawa library has laser cutters and 3-D printers. Before you can use them, you need to do a training class where they go over how to use the machines (and what not to do).

On Thursday, I did the training class. I was more interested in the 3D printers, but after doing the class, I think the laser cutter is far more interesting. I will consider giving them a try when I have time.




Saturday, March 4, 2017

Crashed Ice

Yesterday, I went to Red Bull Crashed Ice. If you've never heard of it, it is essentially a race on skates over a roller-coaster-like course.

It seems like a terrible idea.

The course was set up between the Parliament buildings and the Chateau Laurier. The events started at 6; we got there around 5:45. We tried a couple of locations but ended up behind the Bytown Museum. There were tons of people there, but it was cold.





The first race didn't start until around 6:15, and then there was a long wait until the next one around 6:30. After that, they were close together, so we watched a few before I got cold enough that I wanted to leave.