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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Montreal!

Well hello everyone! It has been a while! We have been busy moving, working, and settling into our new home. So now I have to play catch up on a few of these posts!
We went to Montreal this summer...that is how long it`s been!
We had a long weekend, and thought we should go somewhere. Our friends Dave and Marie live in Montreal, and I had never been, so off we went!

We spent some time exploring Old Montreal. It was beautiful!




I love this picture. It looks like me and Dave are together! ha. Marie had a course that weekend so we didn`t see much of her. That`s their little boy Asher. He`s adorable.


This very fuzzy picture is us at the International Jazz Festival that just happened to be going on that weekend. We watched a few shows and wandered around.


Us on the subway!


We went to see the Basilica. Lots of steps to get up there! We saw a couple people doing it on their knees! That is dedication. It was huge inside.






Caleb with Peter, James and John I think.




Us with all the candles. It was so hot in this room! There were hundreds of lit candles!



So the highlight of the trip was probably our dinner at Schwart`s. There was a line up a ways down the street to get in. Once you get in they put you at a table usually with other people. It was cramped and pretty ghetto in there! We ordered the smoked meat sandwiches of course...to die for!


This pic of the pickle is for you Lynz!










Yummy!!!







Montreal has a little thing called Bixie Bikes. They have all these bike stations down town, and you can rent them. You take one out, can use it for half an hour, and if you return it to another station within that time, it won`t charge you and you can take out another bike. We rented them one day and rode them all over downtown Montreal. It was really fun!












Us and the Bixi Bikes!









So the Bixi Bikes were really fun until Caleb had the great idea of riding them through a park. Caleb looked on a map that said there was a bike station half way through the park so we would be good to go. Well we rode and rode our bikes...up a giant hill for like an hour! Then we got midway and searched for the bike station...no where to be found. At that point it was getting dark out, so we had to ride our bikes down hill in the dark! It was so scary! I was not happy...as expressed in this picture.







This was our view at the top. Worth it? mmmm...not really.
But we did have a fantastic time. Montreal is such a cool place, and we are grateful to wonderful friends who let us stay with them!













1 comment:

P-Cute said...

I am so glad you like my blog ;), thanks for the compliment. Creep as much as you want and I will too! Where did you go on your mission? I have enjoyed catching up on your blog, you and your husband look so happy. Yes, BBL is a guilty pleasure of mine too. She is so interestingly odd. xo