Thursday, September 08, 2005

Thursday - First Day of School

Bonnie's first class was today - Early Canadian Fiction. It goes from 5:30 to 8:30! And we used to complain about 2 hour classes. We went to look for books today, but, like U of S and possibly every other university bookstore, the lineup was out the door. Bonnie has an office: a room with three desks shared by six people. She's excited. The campus is like 2 blocks from downtown in one direction and three blocks from a Broadway-type area in another. It is weird to be on campus one block and then the next in the middle of a major commercial district. We'll get used to it, though. In other news, I went to Best Buy today. I know we've all seen the commercials, but Saskatoon doesn't have one of its own. It was nothing special - a blue Future Shop. I took my bike out for a spin, too; the streets are narrow, but the major routes have bike lanes, saving me from the many buses that fly by at regular intervals. Biking seems to be a major sport in Ottawa. Though we have to carry our bikes down the elevator, it will be an enjoyable way to get around town. We're still looking for a grocery store nearby, but luckily we've found the nearest Beer Store (they have a store called The Beer Store. No jokes). The picture is the view from our balcony. More to follow.


Garry said...

This was actually posted by Garry - hence the seemingly third-person reference.

Boyd said...

So, being in Ontario, you can easily order "50" beer. In Ottawa they might call it "Cinquante". It is good to see that are starting to settle in. It's a hard thing to do - moving all that way and doing things in anew place. But it will be wonderful!

Blessings to both of you!

Garry said...

Of course we'll get some cinquante! The Beer Store has many a fine brew and we'll be sure to check them out. Also, there is a liquor store (LCBO) near the university that takes up an entire city block. Beat that 2nd Ave!