Bonus points if you know the book the title quote is pulled from...
So the USS Endeavor finally got put to the test today. We haven't been using her that much because we've been staying downtown Ottawa over the weekend. We just left her parked and walked everywhere we needed to go. That included walking past a group of very determined Tamils protesting in front of Parliament Hill since Thursday, I believe. They were back at it again this morning. I give them marks for perseverance if nothing else.
Anyway, we took the starship out for a spin today, including to Cathy's favourite place in Ottawa - IKEA. Earlier the year I managed to win 100kg freight at a bonspiel and Cathy cheerfully managed to use up about 75 kg of it today. I think today is a holiday in Ottawa for Easter, which explains why IKEA was packed at 3 pm on a Monday. There were hordes of people going through the place.
I've been looking for signs of an economic downturn since we hit Ottawa. I'm not saying I'm an expert on the place, but I haven't spotted anything different in the place. Sparks Street looked dead, but it looked dead last summer when I was here. But every Chapters we've been to, the Byward Market, IKEA and MEC were all packed. Are we sure things are supposed to be bad down here?
Not really sure what we're doing tomorrow. Cathy's meeting a friend for lunch. I might finally go and hit a comic book store or two. But we shall see. It's a vacation, after all, and we are clearly not on a schedule.