So we made it to Montreal. We left home before 11:00 which was my goal so woohoo. Fast trip, dry roads, sort of sunny. Good times. Even made it to the hotel easily where I am paying enough to feed a family of 4 for the week for the honour of parking in downtown Montreal. Ugh.
This is the view from our hotel room. The Basilica of something or other. The backside. This should be the city of churches. You can't swing a cat without hitting one.
See? Not 1.5 blocks from the hotel the St. Patrick Cathedral. Since it is St. Patrick's Day (or was), I felt compelled to take the picture.
We walked down to China Town. Much smaller than San Francisco obviously but we had some lunch and checked out some shops and bought some small soup/cereal bowls because I only have one left.
Then we wandered through Old Montreal which is full of streets like this. See those cobblestones? Bitches will kill your feet. Very quaint, tons of artsy stores, tourist stores full of crap, restaurants, etc. We finally made it to the port and went to the Imax movie about surfing in Tahiti. Ugh. I need to go to Tahiti, blue water, sunshine, white sand, ripped Tahitian dancers in loin cloths, shirtless surfers with six packs. Umm. Yeah. Definitely need to head to Tahiti. It was really cool though although as someone who grew up near the geographic centre of North America, water freaks me out.
We went to a Christmas store and ... best ornament ever. A merman with a six pack. I did not buy him but we did take a picture.
Then we found the cupcake shop and for St. Paddy's day they had green red velvet cake. We had to try it. It was yummy. The other was chocolate mint. The icing was way too minty for me. I can only imagine how much food colouring we ingested.
Then we saw these guys trying to rip off the tourists. I have no idea how much it costs. Probably about $60 for a half hour. But that was a pretty fancy pink carriage.
Our feet were sore so we grabbed a cab back to the hotel and then around 8:00 found a restaurant nearby. Tomorrow is shopping as my daughter wants to hit some of the stores here that we don't have at home. Then back home around 4:00.
It's supposed to rain tomorrow, or it was, but we'll be inside mostly so I don't care. Today was nice to be out walking. Have a great Friday/weekend.