The most important hint in the image is my daughter who as you all know will be heading to university in another city.
So what did we do on Saturday? Well, we drove to Ottawa in the morning to attend the summer orientation for new students; well worth the trip. We were provided with important information and advice about first-year university studies and an overview of the various services available. We even got a fantastic tour of the grounds. They also gave tours of the residences but because my daughter's is off campus, we drove to it on our own.
Specifically, this residence:
We didn't think we'd be allowed to see her place or any place for that matter but when we asked at the reception we were told we most certainly could. And the icing on the cake was that hers was available to view, albeit not thoroughly cleaned yet (they rent these residences as hotel rooms off season), which we didn't mind, so my daughter picked up the key and up we went to investigate.
It's a two-bedroom suite that my daughter, Alex, will be sharing with three other students (let's hope they get along) and we were pleasantly surprised at how lovely it is! Alex loves how spacious and attractive it is and where it's located (in the downtown area).
Those of you who guessed that we were wandering the halls of a university student residence are correct! But we weren't helping her move in. Not yet. We'll be doing that next week and I will share more photos very soon. And the *sniff* emotions that will accompany her leaving home. So stay tuned.
Have a wonderful day, everyone!