Lest we Forget…

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Howdy all. Just a quick little blog post to let you know what I got up to on my day off for Remembrance Day. Yup, I’m one of those lucky federal employees that gets to take the day off. Now, I realize that the main reason anyone would have the day off is to take the time to think about the sacrifices that the men and women of the armed forces have made to ensure I can continue to enjoy my freedoms. Well, rest assured, I did honour them in my way, and in fact had several moments of silence at 11am. However, I did also get to enjoy a beautiful summer-like day and spend over 4 hours biking in Gatineau park. This post will be short and sweet, just wanted to fill you in on the day. Read on.

For November 11th, it was amazingly mild. We’ve already actually gone through some snow and plenty of frosty nights, but for some reason, we scored some pretty amazing weather, with temps between 7 and 12 degrees Celsius. We didn’t get underway until after 11am, and there were 6 of us out for the day. We started at O’Brien Beach in Gatineau Park, then followed trails up to Wakefield. There, we stopped in the bakery for some tasty fresh baked goods to fuel us up before turning back into the park, and heading around Lac Phillipe, then back to our start at O’Brien.

When all was said and done, we managed to squeeze out over 50km on the trails, and had a great time. I had my GPS with me, so if you’d like, you can check out a map with some pictures on it that I put together. If you want to see even more pictures, head over to the folder that I put up on flickr with more shots. After the ride, it was quickly off to home to await news of the imminent arrival of my new niece or nephew! More on that later 🙂

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