As we have my friend A from Australia visiting for two weeks we have been out and about a bit more than usual. Yesterday we visited Perth, a historic town an hour out of Ottawa. I think the antique shop below was the pick of the day as far as keeping everyone interested was concerned. As you can see there is something for everyone.
We wandered up and down the main street, entering the shops that appealed to us and stopping for coffee when we needed a rest.
Today the weather was perfect for looking around downtown so we headed to the Peace Tower first. The 360° view was excellent. We visited the Memorial Chamber where all the Books of Remembrance are kept containing the names of Canadians who have died in military service in past and present conflicts. Next stop was the Byward Market where we stocked up on maple sugar candy, cheeses and postcards as well as eating an excellent lunch. Having heard that a miniatures shop existed in the market we set out to find it only to be told that it had closed. Remembering that A was interested in visiting my favourite clothing store we headed to Bank St for a little more strolling before going home.