Orleans Travel Guide

  • Toulouse Cres, edition iV with nice detailing
    Toulouse Cres, edition iV with nice...
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    2014-3-07 Winter stay, i'm happy
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Orleans Things to Do

  • Snow Artists have come to Suburbia

    Snow can be messy and beautiful, a burden or a means to express oneself, a reason for a snow blower or exercise, but we are in luck with Taffy Lane a short walk for us to enjoy the Christmas decorations, we now have around the corner, snow artists / sculptors who have the cars driving by.i, though word of mouth, discovered the new doll's house...

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  • After lots of snow on driveway is...

    the heart rate returns to normal, perspiration has been wiped away, muscles relaxed, and Ahhh, I remembered that with the heavier snow and lots of it, some one nearby in Toulouse street, named Luc Guertin will have done something unusual, he created Waldo - my favourite Snowmanand i was not to be disappointed ;-)

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  • Christmas is around the Corner

    walking distance from home, but we are yearly one of the cars who OOhh and AAhhh at the generous efforts of the residents who yearly illuminate their Taffy Lane with colourful lights reminding us of the fun of Christmas, i always enjoy the line of "keep the Christ in Christmas" and not just the commercial Happy Holidays and excessive shopping....

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Orleans Restaurants

  • they've returned ~ best in Lebanese...

    The Garlic King Adel Azzi highly succesful eatery, walking distance from my home;his food is always fresh and abundnat the owner- enmtrepreneur say......" The TABOULEH is made with fresh tomatoes, onions and parsley taking care not to use any stems. Our TZATZIK is the best in town. Besides chicken and beef donairs and shawarmas we sell the very...

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  • the IRISH have arrived

    Always lots of parking, the beer and hooch is good, so is the fast Pub mealsJulie is the one in charge, although Scott from Bank Street is often around.They're not a franchise The friendly welcome and speeedy service

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  • if you're lucky enuF to be invited

    sometimes bobotie, or sosatiestomorrow sun 8.21.2004 fungus will be the specialityalso Loowed Beef6.27.2012 have 5 thick slices being dried in the furnace area, ready by weekendanybody want to visit with some Koeksisters? pork belly with gried oyster and Faht Choi in red bean curd and brandy sauce- melts in your mouth

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Orleans Transportation

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    by kenHuocj Written Dec 2, 2013

    OC Transpo double Decker #34 has direct rides to downtown in mornings only, 2 minutes walk from home, but afternoon's reverse trips are on surcharge express rates,
    Thus wednesdays are FREE days for 65+, if one has the photo ID, cost $8, nothing comes gratis nowadays ;-(, on other days, but with the card, the Fares are only $2.05 per ride for about 2 hours. multiple rides
    Alternatively walk the extra 5 or t0 minutes to get the 134,132 on St Joseph 7 mins walk or northwards to Jeanne d'Arc for the 131 to connect to Place orleans or Jeanne d'Arc Station for connecting rides on Transitway #95 to downtown or all the way west to Nepean, Kanata or even Stittsville.
    Mobi Text gives you next bus tome at a Bus Stop.

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Orleans Shopping

  • Box stores or Strip Malls

    SHOPS, all the Nationally Branded ones have arrived,come wednesday thursday and fridayour mail box followed by recycling Black Boxes fill up with consumer mind manipulating colourful flyers offering us special savings - off Specially higher prices set to be discounted and get your hard earned dollars, borrowed from Credit card facilities ?Over the...

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  • The All Canadian Family discount store -...

    Geared to support samller communites and smaller towns,they've upgraded their product range and beconing competitive.if your visit the Ottawa Valley and elsewhere, some of their 167 stores have MURALSaptly telling one , visually . about the community everything for the family, clothes, food, milk, bread, batteries etc etc specials are bargains

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Orleans Local Customs

  • Orleans loves it's snowy winters

    During Christmas, soon after we arrived in Orleans in the mid 90'sTaffy Lane was the street to visit, the Christmas lights and music made it a must stop for families and their children.Now Orleans has a new attraction, especially after unusually heavy snowy winters, as we have experienced this 2007-8 winter. Globe and Mail 3.10.08 brought Luc...

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  • I also love the Snow

    I personally shovel my snow from driveway and around the house, and at the back,good excercise, though somewhat tiring this yearOttawa Citizen has an interesting Snow Watch Feature

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Orleans Tourist Traps

  • NO cutlery for eating

    it's always a household -unless we'rBRAAIng [bbq] when there's no freezing rain or snowstorms, finfers are the appropriate utensil http://www.robsworld.org/chopsticks.htmlhelps you prepare for the Glutzing experience, but Rob's technique of manipulating the sticks will not work effectively ken will use the cowboy and crooks methodit's...

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  • private restaurant for indulging & over...

    overeating......exotic to unusualguaranteed no endangered species ;-)))fibres, tofu, ***akes, etc etc extensions of the fingers usefulfor eating ;spoons - chinaware always available Chopsticks too,i prefer bamboo variey

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Orleans Off The Beaten Path

  • just my backyard during summer

    Saw timber waiting for dump truck, destined for grabage dump, brought them home and made Veggie boxes, and here's the harvest of 2012.2013 will be a year of Roma Tomatoes, Beets n Carrots, Gem Squash,Chinese WInter Melon, bitter melon and hopefully Loofah ( silky Melon), beans and snow peas too. Will update when to first harvest arrives

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  • amongst the many plants and trees in an...

    Backyard, aka my veggie domaine, we do get frequent visitorseg. before sunrise the crows who remind me of Alfred Hitchcock,the squirrels, grey black and brown,the neighbours domestic who insist on leaving their visitors cards ( droppings)and lately a colourful mutilegged feeding and resting here before metamorphising into another exoticlepidoterra....

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  • Petrie Island

    Had my walks, avoided the crowds of Canada Day, welcomed the Steumers return from the epic round the world on Nothern Magicand now have paddled there on the calmest of daysback to Mother Naturecontentmentto get there try this map

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