Monday, May 16, 2011

Two lips?

This past weekend we found ourselves with an entire Saturday open (largely because it was raining again). But these days an entire open day is truly miraculous and we've been feeling the sadness of leaving the area... so we found every piece of waterproof clothing we own, loaded up the car and headed to Ottawa for day to see the annual Tulip Festival.
I have to admit that the first few minutes of the car ride were some of my favorite as Lincoln tried to wrap his head around a "two-lip" festival!
Ben:" Are you excited to see all the Tulips everyone?"
Lincoln: "Two Lips! Two Lips? Hmmm- yeah, I'm excited!"
I can only imagine the images that were racing through his head. And I suppose it was a bit of a let-down when we introduced him to 1,000's of actual Tulips.

But they were gorgeous...

and the kids especially enjoyed the Korean 3D technology in the 'Tent of Nations'.
The surprise extra of the day was when we stumbled upon (Ben tried to drive in the private and heavily guarded driveway of the home! Oops, but our US plates got us off the hook) the home of the Governor General (Head of State) of Canada. We were able to take a tour of the home and learn all about Canadian government. It would be like taking a tour of the White House in DC. Emmy thought it was extra cool since she just finished her Canada unit at school- she filled in all the gaps for us.
I'm sure it will be our last visit to Canada for a long, long time. So glad we got to go one last time. It was a great day.