Friday 23 August 2013

First Post from Montreal

Hallo Every-one, my first chance to post since we left on Sunday morning.We've arrived safely after a marathon trip lasting 48hours non-stop from door to door! Our hotel is comfy, in an interesting part of Montreal really. We're surrounded by the buildings of the University of Quebec at Montreal or UQAM but it's also where a lot of street ppl hang out so there's plenty to see and consider. My first two pics show the spire of the old cathedral that was destroyed/re-used to form Uni buildings, the magnificent spire was retained and is quite a landmark.

Nearby is the church that Joe often attended as a can see him hurrying past it clutching two large bottles of Quebec beer...say no more!

We have kitchen facilities in our little 2-room apartment so we shopped on Tuesday and I made this pita pizza with salsa/cooked BBQ chicken/maple syrup bacon and orange cheese... saves money and we eat better too

I've bought some wine in a one litre carton, it's lighter to carry as we're on foot and my feet and ankles have only just come back to normal after the flights etc...

Twitch has settled in at his holiday home, there are 2 other lop-earred rabbits and a rather large guinea pig to talk to! A posted a photo of him looking very fine but I can't copy it to share here.
I'm having trouble posting photos on Facebook btw.

The following pic is from San Fransisco where we had a 12 hr stop-over at the airport, there were plenty of booths with power points for passengers to use, Joe re-charged everything here...

On the first morning in Montreal we went walking and Joe had to go in and have his favourite cafe food from his teen years, a hot-dog and proper hot chips with a Pepsi...The Montreal Pool Room Diner is 101 years old, it's very 50's style with chrome fittings etc...

Yesterday we went up to visit Joe's Mum as it was her 81st birthday, 90minutes each way on the subway and then a bus was quite a trip but we had a nice day.
It's raining a little today but still warm. Joe is meeting a friend at 6pm and we may go and buy some post-cards for the grandies this afternoon.
I hope all is well with you,
Will post again when I can,
Love from Sue


  1. Eyecandy for the soul & tummy-great post Sue! :)

  2. Great to read a post from you and see photos Sue! I love that you got 'maple syrup' into the the first post from Canada. :)

  3. Looking forward to lots of photos and a personal tour. Enjoy your trip.