We’re having a pizza party outside in the centre of downtown Ottawa on our way to the bus for the return journey. See you tonight!
We are at the Currency Museum at the Bank of Canada. The children have gone Indiana Jones hunting for currency-related artifacts burried all around the bank. What a great introduction to the history of economics! For example, did you know that salt used to double as currency in Roman times? That’s where the word “salary” comes from!
The children don’t want to leave! Ottawa makes us even more proud to be Canadian! Breakfast at the Garlic Corner diner was fabulous! Pankcakes! Yum! We are sad to leave this great city.
Some quotes from the children:
“Going into Parliment felt like a dream!”
“I didn’t know we were going to Quebec! I forgot my passport!”
“There’s no MacDonalds in this food court! What am I supposed to eat?”
It was so late last night that I forgot to add some of the great things I overheard yesterday. The first comment comes from a young boy who had just purchased a key chain from a gift shop at the top of the Willis Tower. As he is walking away from the counter I him ask his friend who also purchased one, “What do I do with this now?”. THe second classic comment comes from another boy who asked me, very seriously, “What are we going to do tomorrow? There are no more museums.”
We’ve had so many complements about the kids – at least twice a day someone stops us, asks where we are from and mentions how well-behaved they are…Thank you parents.
Today we get to go to Second City for some improv lessons, take a boat cruise through the city, visit the Art Institute (yes, we found another museum), and end our time in Chicago seeing “Billy Elliot”. Breakfast time…chat later….
What a day! The weather was amazing. As you can see we spent a few hours in Grant Park and around the Millenium Fountain eating ice cream and just soaking up the Chicago culture. There was a Jazz Concert as well. 66 degrees and a clear sky, it was a perfect night for a baseball game and the kids loved every minute of it. Check out more photos in zenfolio…
The Lower Elementary children had a fabulous second day at Willowgrove. The weather was incredible.