Since it was so stormy out, Ryan and I didn't really spend as much time outside as we had planned to. Instead, we spent most of the morning watching episodes of House Hunters on Netflix. I personally love checking out the different kinds of houses on the market and the (sometimes very odd) things that people tend to be looking for when they're house hunting.
|Rainy day shenanigans!|
|Second try..Less silly this time!|
At about 9:00pm we left to find a spot near Parliament, and after working our way through the crowds, we managed to find a place to stand near Sparks Street. We arrived in time to hear Magic! perform two songs, one of which was the song Rude. The fireworks started right at 10:00pm and were very entertaining to watch! There were plenty of red fireworks throughout the 15 minute show, although my favorites were the big purple and blue ones, as well as the rose-gold sparkle ones. The crowd was mostly young people, with a few families and older folks scattered around. Ryan and I both agreed after seeing people struggle to maneuver with strollers that we would rather avoid having to do that once we eventually have kids. Once the show ended, it took a few minutes to get a bus, although, thankfully the Ottawa transit administrators had prepared for the event and had plenty of buses lined up for people to take home.
Happy (Belated) Canada Day!