I took my first Access Calgary (handi-transit) ride ever and it was to the airport. So much cheaper than paying for a cab ($3 versus $60) plus I was leaving during rush hour time and I knew that most of, if not all, the accessible cabs would be working for Access Calgary at the time. It brought me back to the days in junior high when I had to take the short school bus with a lift to and from school. I still feel uncomfortable sitting on the lift with a slight fear of rolling off the back when it`s up in the air or accidentally pushing the lever to go backwards instead of forwards when going into the bus.
It was easy to get an accessible cab, both in Ottawa and back in Calgary to return home. I have found I prefer the low ramps to the lifts! But whatever I get is what I get and I`m still happy with how smooth it worked!
|Butter Chicken Poutine for dinner on my first night|
Ottawa is such a beautiful city! At night, the lights reflect so beautifully on the water and so many buildings look amazing with the way they are lit up. The architecture of many of the buildings in the areas I explored is also beautiful. The pictures in this entry are a smattering of the pictures I took. The sunset pics were taken on the flight back to Calgary. As a side note, I am frustrated with the layout set up of blogger - I gave up on trying to make the layout nice.
|Alexandra Bridge over the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Gatineau (also called the Interprovincial Bridge)|
|Locks for Love|
|Spider sculture outside the National Art Gallery|
|National Art Gallery|
|Alexandra Bridge (Interprovincial Bridge) between Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC|
|View from the Quebec side|
|Sunset pics over the Great Lakes|