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Saturday night – Gatineau, Quebec Balloon Festival/Festival de Montgolfières de Gatineau 2011

When I left home Saturday, it looked like it might be a perfect night for a balloon launch at the Gatineau Balloon Festival (See my previous post for more Festival details) but, as it turned out, I guess that the organizers had concerns about the weather that I, as a spectator, couldn’t see, so, in the end, I photographed a few things but no balloons lifted off.
There were quite a few people lined up along the Rockliffe Parkway on the Ottawa side of the river and at least one individual had brought along his tripod and heavy artillery LOL.

The scheduled lift-off time was 6PM and as the large dinosaur was inflated and towered over the site, we were hopeful that a launch would take place but, as the sun got ever closer to the horizon and the Gatineau Hills in the background, those hopes diminished.

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Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Visited the museum and then over to a restaurant to eat, drink and be merry with a dozen or so of the Ottawa Flickr community.  Had to feed the Dinosaur exhibit first though :-).

Yup! Definitely tastes like "human"