Saturday, December 19, 2009

From Kobe to Canada

After a painful, yet uneventful flight, we ended up in lovely and frigid Canada. We have been calling a small place outside of Ottawa (the Nation's Capital) our home away from home. It's been great so far!

I've been catching up on food I've missed, Tim Hortons and some great beer.

I've encountered one major dillema. I haven't been able to continue my Tokyo Marathon training as I had hoped. I tried running this mornin, but at -19c outside, I gave up in under 15 minutes. Hopefully it will warm up a little bit so I can try again tomorrow , but I'm not holding my breath.

Last night we tried some of Beau's Brewery"s "Lug Tread" which is a German style beer. I also had it with some amazing pizza from a shop in Cornwall called North End pizza! This is heaven!

Yesterday I had a chance to tour Beau's Brewery which is an awesome craft brewery located in a small town called Vankleek Hill. It's just outside of Ottawa. I picked up some beer, toured the facility and had a great time. There will be a You Tube video about it once I get back to Kobe.

On another subject, I'm more than a little pleased with the fact that my Christmas video on You Tube has been featured and is doing better than I could have ever expected! Thank you everyone who watched it.


RNSANE said...

I'm sure it must be nice to be home for a little while. Like you, when I visit my mom in Georgia, I head for all the places I loved to eat when I was young. I have to have catfish and hushpuppies, grits, raw oysters, good barbecue, and lots of raw oysters!

QiRanger said...

Great to hear that you're keeping up your training. I've put a hold on all exercise since Jo's been here. I'm enjoying spending my days with her (and we still manage to walk about 20,000 steps per day).

Come January 4th... the regime resumes.

As for food and beer, I am envious. I would love to some great beer and a savory meal. Once Payday hits again, I'm taking Jo out to VIPS for dinner. Last night, we had some pizza and beer... it just isn't the same as in America!!!

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