This is the last installment of our trip into town last week. Promise.
First, what is Cuppa doing sitting here in a cafe: aside from chilling out and flaunting her parasol?
I mean why this bistro? Why Le Moulin de Province? (Note: Cuppa is sitting, parasol down in this picture. ↓ )
Well … because this is where President Obama stopped when he visited Ottawa in February 2009. On a whim, he had them stop the cavalcade, and he hopped out and bought a cookie. Actually, I think he stopped at the other outlet on the south side of the market building, where he also bought a beavertail from a vendor across the street.
Supposedly, he bought this ↓ cookie, but I have a sneaky feeling that this might be just a commemorative cookie. You can even purchase a special tin to put it in … and keep afterward. We resisted the tin. This link mentions the beavertail and what they are but not the bistro although there is a picture of Obama by the restaurant.
He didn’t have far to go because the market is just down the street from the American Embassy ↓ although I guess he was on his way to the airport at the time. The unplanned stop must have given the security people fits.
… The End …
… really …