It was years since I have been in Ottawa for the National Day celebrations and I enjoyed it very much. Ottawa was swinging like never before, showing more patriotism than ever, not only due to the royal visitors. Nearly everyone, including the British Queen, was dressed in red and white and it was fun to watch people. A joyous day! The weather was perfect, sunshine and a cool breeze. The only sad moment was when I realized that I had forgotten a new memory card for my camera.