Tuesday, April 01, 2008

walking tour......

As much as i would have liked to post this entry yesterday - my hours at school were extended and by the time i finally fell through the door here at home.. it was too late........... so .. better a day late than not at all -

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Still continuing along on our 'vanilla' trip this past weekend...

We don't usually walk around our Nation's Capital - but this weekend because our hotel was located smack dab in the center of town - we did a lot more walking about than usual.... and it is amazing the little things you come across that you never notice when driving.........

For example we found this odd painted box - called a 'swap box' hanging on a telephone pole..........

i actually opened it to discover inside a shoe horn and a small object that looked like a flattened rubber duck....... i did NOT want to pull it out and check to see exactly what it was... my obsession with dirt and germs dontcha know..... but i was sorry i didn't have anything to add to the box.........

In another area of the city we came across an old convent - from the 1700's and it had what i am guessing was the very first public clock...........

Can you make out the sun dials on each corner of the building?? i have always wondered how sun dials actually work.......... i guess the first step would be re-learning my roman numerals...........

On our way to the Canadian Mint (as in money - not peppermint) i found this intriguing 25 cent piece...... (who says subs are a dime a dozen?? looks like doms come four for a buck)


After the mint - we decided to go and give the Aviation museum a quick tour....... Sir has wanted to visit it every since we started going up to Ottawa..... but there never seemed enough time...... This weekend we were in no hurry to rush home....... so off we went...

My dad served in the Air Force in WWII and so i couldn't resist taking a picture of their insignia......

sort of a tribute to him..........

and then just some random shots of aircraft that caught my eye - (absolutely no rhyme or reason to the pictures - except i liked them)

A German WWII fighter plane complete with gunner


One of the earlier sea planes loading supplies for our Northern settlements


A Stewardess standing outside a TCA passenger plane -
and yeah i am old enough to remember that one !!!



just to show how the planes are not only grounded in the museum but 'flying' as well...


And that i think just about covers our 'vanilla' part of the weekend - still to come - the private play party!!

For those of you anxious to hear about the BDSM side of the weekend - there is a new post on Yes Miss..that tells about our shopping trip for our new slave boy andrew...... and an interesting scene i took in at the party...........



1 comment:

Buffalo said...

The air museum is outstanding! Never heard of a swap box. What's the purpose?