One morning in August, Dad woke up and, just like that, announced, “Let’s go discover Smiths Falls.” Since Mom and I are always up for a little adventure, we quickly got ourselves ready and off we went: me with a dried sausage treat in my mouth, Mom and Dad with their morning vegan protein shakes. While in the car, Mom pulled out her smart phone and did a […]

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There is nothing better than out of town guests to make you try some touristy “stuff” in your own city and see your home turf with fresh eyes.  I discovered this when Brad visited, when Suzanne visited and again more recently when Marlene, Stewart, Cocopuff and Dusty came for a visit all the way up from Texas (more on that later). I will never understand why Ottawa is […]