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Driving day


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Today was just a driving day, about 4h from Oshawa [Oshawa-travel-guide-204097] to Ottawa [Ottawa-travel-guide-204103] (plus breaks). We departed around 1000 after a surprisingly good hot breakfast at the La Quinta.

We opted for a slightly longer route through Kingston as it would give us a lunch break at Costco around 1200. We confidently walked in through the front door despite not having membership. As Canada is cold, the food areas are located indoors unlike in LA. Our regular chicken Caesar was available but the chicken bake wasn’t on their menu, so we made do with a hot dog instead.

After lunch and a fill-up for the car, we continued inland (away from the river) on normal roads which was more scenic. We took a short break at Walmart to see if we could find something to hold our GPS (the sucker didn’t like the windscreen). Instead we found something that held up my phone on the dash very well.

We got to the Diefenbunker on the western edge of Ottawa, a remnant from the Cold War around 1530 just as ticket sales had stopped; it closed at 1600. It appeared to be an interesting enough place for us to return to, so we noted it down for the day after.

It was about 40 minutes to Adam’s Airport Inn, our home for the next two nights. It appeared to be a very Arab area with a few shawarma shops. Dinner in the Mexican was awesomely tasty and large. Both girls looked Levantine and the one with a hijab happily made my shredded pork(!) salad.

Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Canada

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