Monday, April 13, 2009

MyWorld Tuesday - Easter Weekend

I spent the weekend in Ottawa, Ontario with my daughter and son-in-law.

They are training for a half marathon, so I went with them on Saturday morning
along with a few friends on a 16 km run.

I road my bike and took photos.....I did about 20 kms!

This hill was fine coming down but we had to go back up

and up....I walked!

After such a hard workout, it was Starbucks and the Ottawa Byward Market for what has become known as the Obama cookie.

And these are the cookies President Obama brought for his daughters. The staff in this place could not make enough cookies to keep up with the demand for weeks following President Obama's visit and customers were not happy. As the owner said "'s the law, I have to give my staff time off! "

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Easter Saturday and the place was packed, it was so much fun!

This is where President Obama bought his key chain.
The owner, Adnan Ustun (who sold it to him) was
such a lovely man and still wears the glow of President
Obama's visit! (See Obama peeking over his shoulder!)
He says "Before the Obama purchase he sold maybe
five key chains a day. Now he’s selling 20!"


The flowers and weather were wonderful.

And I can't help but show this beautiful Christmas cactus blooming for Easter!

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Lily Hydrangea said...

thanks for the tour! you sure had a great visit with your loved ones.

Anonymous said...

your photos are all so good. biking is my choice too.

that cactus bloom is fantastic.

Nessa said...

That was very interesting. Great peek into your day.

ms toast burner said...

I always find your posts interesting and you do get around this big country, don't you?

That bloom is bloomin' gorgeous!

mrsnesbitt said...

What a wonderful weekend you had, I really enjoyed coming along! Amazed you managed to take photos whilst riding your bike!

CTG Ponies said...

It looks like a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us tag along on your fun weekend out in Ottawa.

Erin said...

enjoyed your photos of your biking and the beautiful countryside...of course the obama cookie... let me say hmmmm to that. needless to say you can tell i am not a fan.
have a great week.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well i was tired from the run, but looked like a nice place to do so, amazing how things will sell when there is someone famous isn't it? I guess i have never fell into that sort of thing. But very good for the store owners
Nice post

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Beautiful captures and I'm sure you had a great easter celebration.

Tammie Lee said...

It looks like you had a lovely weekend!

Cedar ... said...

Those cookies look yummy,.. i just finished my lunch and they would have made a wonderful dessert! Flowers are beautiful. Isn't it great to be able to get outside in the fresh air again after being cooped up all winter?

George said...

It's interesting to see that President Obama's visit is still helping sales in Ottawa. It sounds as if you had a great weekend.

Louise said...

Fun day! I am LOVING that Christmas/Easter cactus photo!

soulbrush said...

i really enjoyed this post, what fun and what a happy family you have.

Janie said...

Sounds like you got in some good exercise. Funny that everything Obama is so popular in Canada!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

20 kilomtres seems like a long bike ride to me! Even longer to run!

Ruth said...

Great post.Good for you doing all that biking. You deserved a dozen Obama cookies. I had one and thought it tasted even better than it looked. Glad those vendors are doing well.

Arija said...

Obama looks great but he cannot beat those lovely flowers!
Are the Tulips already flowering on Parliament hill?

Annie said...

Great post! Love the flowers...and the cookies!

Lindab said...

What a lovely, upbeat selection of photos for Easter weekend. All smiles and sunshine and flowers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great memories added to with your wonderful company in this Market. Your Neil


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