Friday, April 30, 2010

The Ottawa Senators

Ottawa has a NHL team called the Senators. The Senators were in the first round of the playoff but they lost the series. It's too bad because I would have liked to go see them play at game while in Ottawa.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Joke Time!

I didn't have any adventures today so I thought I'd tell you a few of my favourite jokes:

What do you get if you drop a piano down a mine shaft?
A flat minor.

What did Flat Lauren say when she got a bad poker hand?
"I fold."

What did the Doctor say when Flat Stanley lost his arm?
"Don't worry, it's only a paper cut."

What did the nurse say when Flat Stanley lost his arm?
"That's a tear-able injury."

What did the police officer say when Flat Lauren slid down his back?
"You're under a vest!"

Why did Flat Lauren cut a hole in her new umbrella?
Because she wanted to be able to tell when it stopped raining.

I hope you enjoyed my jokes. I'll post again when I have a new adventure to talk about.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hiking in the Woods

I found out that Ottawa has a large greenbelt area that has lots of trees and hiking trails so I decided to go for a hike in the woods to see what I could see. The blue triangles on the trees show you where the trail is.

I saw a beaver's home in the middle of a swamp. A beaver's home looks like a large pile of sticks and mud and it is called a lodge.

I saw a garter snake hiding in the sticks. It is coloured so that it blends in with the sticks to make it tough for its enemies to see.

Then I found a Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre which is a hospital for birds. I went inside and saw lots of different birds. I even had a ride on a pheasant! It was a fun adventure.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baking Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I decided that I should do some baking this evening. There will be tons of adventures in Ottawa and I want to make sure I have a few treats to take with me. Have a look !

Snow in Ottawa

I woke up this morning after a wonderful night's sleep to find white, fluffy snow on the ground. I couldn't believe it! I wasn't too worried as my host family told me it would be gone in a few hours. Here is a photo taken out the window. See that white stuff on the chairs?

Monday, April 26, 2010

What can I do in Ottawa?

Hey there, I've just arrived in Ottawa and I can't wait to get started on my adventures. I had better consult a map:

You can see a bigger version of the map by clicking on it. I see Ottawa, right in the middle of the map in the yellow province of Ontario. Can you find it?

I should also read to see what I can learn about Ottawa: