Winter Walk in Ottawa

As you may have read previously in Style Domination: Thirty Day Check-InI tend to hibernate in the winter.  I’m not into winter sports AT ALL, except for skating, so I hole myself in at work and home and pray relentlessly for summer.

I live in Ottawa, Canada…and it gets damn cold here.  If it weren’t such a nice city with great people, you’d find me living it up permanently in South Beach, FL.  Of note, Ottawa is gorgeous all year round.  We have the world’s longest skateway too – the Rideau Canal (don’t quote me on that – I think there are longer ones now).  It’s always great to see the canal bustling with people, skating away while enjoying beavertails (a.k.a elephant ears) and warm apple cider.

President Obama enjoying a beavertail in Ottawa

President Obama enjoying a beavertail in Ottawa

I was challenged to take a walk at lunchtime…in early March.  I wasn’t thrilled.  The extent of my outdoor exposure is usually walks to and from my car, office and/or grocery store. As I wasn’t doing anything and the mercury inched its way towards the 0ºC mark, I obliged.

Here are a few pics of my winter trek – lol!  Enjoy…

Hats off to Winter...since it won't leave!

Hats off to Winter…since it won’t leave!

Modern sculpture,  Canadian backdrop

Modern sculpture, Canadian backdrop

Gorgeous markings of the birch tree

Gorgeous markings of the birch tree

Hats off to Winter....since it won't leave!!

Hi!!!  I’m freezing!

How do you enjoy your city in the winter?  Share your experiences in the comments section!

*Header pic courtesy of www.etravelblog.com;

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  1. Erika
    March 5, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    LOL at “Hats off!”

  2. March 6, 2015 / 11:39 am

    The only thing to enjoy is counting down to summer! I feel ya girl! Get ready for daylight savings this weekend, weeeeee!

  3. March 6, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Uggghhhh! Really? Already??? I cannot get up in the morning as it is! LOL! I’ll be positive – that much more daylight!! Take care, luv! xoxo

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