Friday, May 29, 2009

Firemen, Dragons and Gargoyles, Oh My!

The morning Violinist and I were to leave Ottawa, Ontario - Canada's capital - we walked down to the Byward Market for breakfast. The rain began to pick up, so we started to run, dashing in and out of doorways, when... Violinist shouted, "Look! A dragon has escaped from the Castle!"
"Hmmm. Left my glasses - o my - a dragon."
Any boys dream, except we'd already been undone by the gargoyles of Parliament Hill the day before.
So we ran behind some flowers thinking the dragon wouldn't notice us. "I don't believe this, Violinist, - goth, knights, fair maid, castle, moat and now a dragon!"Oh. I guess he's on his way to breakfast too. Silly dragon.
The dragon may have missed us but this didn't.
I don't know what they were celebrating. But it was fun despite the rain and gave us something to giggle over at breakfast. We did not eat where the dragon did. We sat alongside herbs and pansies eating freshly prepared crepes and shared a mango smoothie. And then to cap it off, we found a bookstore - Canada's largest used bookstore. "Do you think it really is Canada's largest used bookstore?" asked Violinist. "Do you think anyone will take their time to dispute it?" I replied. But I haven't a photo for you to decide, as by this time we were standing out of the pouring rain in the doorway of the Swedish Consulate waiting for a taxi to take us away from this fairy tale.
The End.


Jeanne said...

Love you
My hubby just returned from Otttawa.
He said there is no recession there.

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Hi, I just found your blog through "It's lovely--I'll take it!" I have a question for you: I'm coming to Toronto the first week of August; do you of any to-die-for places I should visit while in town? Also, do you know of any good veg restaurants? Thanks in advance!

Decadent Housewife said...

Iron Misty,

Thanks for stopping by. Love your site by the way. The best thing to do would be to go to this site:

They have published a magazine reviewing Toronto's food forever and are very reliable. Just a caveat - they sometimes publish questionable photos. Sigh. They also review eateries outside of the GTA, so be sure to check maps.

Sorry, I don't know how to make these links live.

And there is this blog which reviews all kinds of Toronto eateries:

Hope this helps.

Mental P Mama said...

What fun!