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DAY TRIPS AROUND OTTAWA: TOUR 13 By Ken Harley

 

 

 

 

 

 Ken and Maxine Harley

This tour takes us across the Ottawa river and west into the region of Quebec known as the “Pontiac”. To begin, cross one of the bridges to the Province of Quebec and find your way to highway 148 west (ouest in French). We started from our home in Blackburn Hamlet, took Hwy 174 west, exited on the Vanier Parkway, then down to Sussex drive and across the Alexandria Bridge (the one Next to the National Gallery) then straight ahead to HWY 148.

DAY TRIPS TO SUMMER THEATRES IN EASTERN ONTARIO By Ken Harley

 

 

 

 

 

Ken and Maxine Harley

Maxine and I have, over the past few summers, enjoyed traveling to some of the many summer theatre venues in Eastern Ontario. One particular attraction is that most companies offer afternoon performances, which means we can enjoy a pleasant country drive to the theatre, perhaps stopping in at one of the Historical Sites mentioned elsewhere in this series, enjoy a unique lunch, take in a good show and then arrive back home before the sun is down! You can also do the Historical visit, attend the theatre, and then enjoy a pleasant dinner; heading for home or spending the night in one of the many B&B’s that dot the countryside, as you wish.

PHO MI BO GA RESTAURANT - By Ken Harley (Review)

 

 

 

 

 

Ken and Maxine Harley

PHO MI BO GA is a pleasant little Vietnamese Restaurant tucked in behind the parking lot for TUCSON's at the N.W. corner of Bank Street and South Hunt Club. It is hard to see if you are heading south on Bank, so just turn in to Tucson's parking lot and head for the small plaza at the rear of the lot. PHO MI BO GA is about in the middle of the plaza.

MAISON BAGUETTE By Ken Harley (Review)

 

 

 

Ken and Maxine Harley

MAISON BAGUETTE

If you are looking for a cozy, reasonably priced place for a breakfast or lunch, try this newer bakery at 381 Montreal Road (corner of Alfred) in Vanier. Tel. (613) 321-6030.

Day Trips from Ottawa - The Collection By Ken Harley

 

 

 

 

 

Ken and Maxime Harley

Since retiring, Maxine and I have become avid day trippers throughout Eastern Ontario. Our trips usually focus on a light lunch at one of the many small tea rooms to be found in the many towns, villages and hamlets to be found in the area.We also explore local historical sites, craft shops, antique stores or other interesting sites on the way to or from our lunch spot.