Monday, 4 January 2010

Monday January 4, 2010-Jeans Are Not Warm!

Another cold morning here with the wind chill.

Margaret, our housecleaner came at 8:30 a.m. and when she was gone, Nancy wanted to go to the gym as she hasn't been since August so we took that opportunity since we have to move the truck out of the driveway to let her out of the garage to go for a drive.

This time we went north and west of Kanata and wound up at Constance Bay. A few years ago there had been a little restaurant on the main street going in that made really good hamburgers but unfortunately it was closed. We continued on to The Lighthouse which is a restaurant and general store and had breakfast. Thankfully the eggs didn't seem to bother me but I didn't eat the home fries.

A couple of photos of the Gatineau Hills across the frozen Ottawa River.

Three barns that were all in a row

The Lighthouse

We stopped at a trail head that is just outside Kanata. We've never been to this one so will be checking it out in the spring. Right now they are using it for skiing.

Cross country ski trail.

We got out of the truck to take some photos a few times and although I had on my heaviest jeans, I was still cold. Whoever thinks jeans are warm haven't lived in Canada's capital city!

To Carolyn: Yes, the book is Last Car to Elysian Fields. It's not James Lee Burke's best but it's good. I'm nearly done with it! I enjoy reading books about places I've been and we know that area pretty well.


  1. When I lived in cold places, I would wear some tight fitting knit pants under my jeans, it sure did help.
    You take such pretty 'postcard' pictures, but I hope that it warms up there, soon.
    Here too, for that matter, it is going to be in the 20's here at night, this week. High usually in the 60's this time of the year!! Monthly heating bills are more than air conditioning was, right now.
    Global warming, phooey!!
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  2. I'm finding out too that jeans aren't the warmest. I have long johns underneath. I'm having second thoughts about getting rid of my warm clothes.

  3. Sandra,
    I bought red plaid flannel lined jeans from LL Bean. You can roll up the cuffs for a different look.



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