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Jul 7, 2019 - Départ

Justin enchanté de voir le coucher du soleil par le hublot. Courte nuit. La classe club pas beaucoup mieux qu’Économie... Justin fait un bout par terre et daddy aussi !! Ça prend une éternité pour les ascenseurs et la location d’auto à l’aéroport. Au secours pour le siège d’auto mais on y arrive.

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Trip Journal

Itallia e bella !

Jun 4, 2019 - Ooh-la-la

The day started in the usual way but just a bit later. Awake at 7, showered, dressed and at breakfast by 7.45. The Montreal Grand Prix is on here this coming weekend and, at least two teams, Haas and Williams, are staying here and were at breakfast. The city is awash with black and white checked flags and memorabilia. Only just up the street from here, lots of cars will be on display. The group met up at 9.45, hopped on the bus and left on a guided tour of the city. For this, we had a local guide, Celine (not Dion). She was very funny and...

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Jun 3, 2019 - Bonsoir - that’s a little bit of French, you know!

A long drive today from Boston to Montreal with break stops at Franconia Notch, New Hampshire and Newport, Vermont. I have to say that our new tour director (TD), Peggy, seems to really be on the ball. (A pleasant change from the last one who, while nice, was rather disorganised). We had only been on the bus for a short while and lunch menus were passed around for us to make our selections so that she could pre-order for us. As Peggy explained, with 50 of us (48 passengers, our driver - Malik and her) all needing lunch, we would be at the...

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May 31, 2019 - Quebec City to Montreal

Today is our last day and we are meeting this morning at Chez Paillard Cafe on St-Jean Street for Coffee and Croissants at 7:30am. Some are flying out but we are taking the train back to Montreal. Our train doesn’t leave til 3:00pm so we have a lot of time to finish packing and do some shopping. Checking out of our hotel at noon we head to have pizza at Mille et un Pizza which is located across from the train station. The pizza there was delicious! We are on #39 train to Montreal Dorval Station and just before we get to Montreal they...

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May 26, 2019 - Fort Myers Atlanta Montreal

We are up early today as our flight leaves at 8:30 on Delta from RSW. Kimberly flew through TSA check but not me. I had to take my shoes off and then I got chosen for the random pat down. Ugh!!! I ran into a dance friend at RSW while waiting on the plane which made us miss our Priority Boarding as we are flying 1st Class! On the plane waiting for take off a flight attendant came on board and ask us if we were going to Montreal. We said yes and she proceeded to ask us why we left a suitcase on the jet way. We told her we checked our bags at...

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Sep 6, 2018 - Montreal

September 6, 2018 First, smoked meat is corned beef and not pastrami as I originally reported! Not sure what I was thinking! Montreal is very proud of their bagels as well and proudly compete against NY. Montreal bagels are hand-made (not machine) and water with honey boiled (not steamed). We would love to find an open shop to buy some! We previously have had poutine (french fries, gravy and cheese curds) but without the Montreal treatment of foie gras, carmelized onions, salsa, guacamole etc. BTW, the way to pronounce poutine is “putin”...

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Sep 5, 2018 - Ottawa to Montreal

September 5, 2018 Ate dinner on the front porch which was delightful. Nice breeze. Alan stopped by to chat on the way back from buying water to. Turns out he is a financial broker with lots to say about the economy e.g. it can’t continue to grow! He also said we could leave the rig while we went to the National Gallery. Another nice but warm and humid day. We agreed to meet Alan at 10:45 to check out so did some research on Montreal and repacked the rig. Alan said not to put any dishes away as he sanitizes them all! He is a character! We...

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Jul 17, 2018 - Montreal

July 15 Yesterday we found an English-speaking Church in Boucherville for mass. In a land of many cathedrals, we were surprised to find this small parish in a facility that appeared to be a former residence. After church we drove to a nearby restaurant, Trattoria L’unico, where we had salads and pizza. Today we visited a market We had been urged by a couple of friends to visit the Atwater Market in Montreal. Traffic was again heavy on our drive to the market and parking was not easy. We were finally able to find a spot on the street only a...

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Jul 13, 2018 - Myriam and Johnny

July 13 Yesterday we made the 130-mile drive on Autoroute 20 from Quebec City to Camping Alouette in Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, about ten miles east of Montreal. We have stayed here several times before. It is a good spot because it is wide open (satellite) and has good full hookups. This time we got a premium spot that includes a swinging dinner table. Today we drove to Saint Eustache, northwest of Montreal, to visit Myriam and Johnny Larocque, friends from Dunedin. They have a nice home in a quiet neighborhood in Saint Eustache. Our hosts...

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Jun 25, 2018 - An amphibus ride

We started this morning like all the others: breakfast and riding the metro. Today's schedule was light, though--a walk through the Jean-Talon Market and a ride on the Amphibus. It was a lovely, cool, clear day. Jean-Talon Market (French: Marché Jean-Talon) is a farmer's market in Montreal. Situated in the heart of Little Italy, Jean Talon Market is one of the oldest public markets in Montréal. Inaugurated in May 1933, it was first called the Marché du Nord, but in 1983, its name was changed in honour of Jean Talon, the first intendant of...

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Jun 24, 2018 - Learning about Montreal

We are enjoying the leisurely mornings and not having to worry about getting anywhere at a certain time. This morning after breakfast, we spent some time in the room getting ready before heading out at 11:00. We found a bus that goes to the metro, which is great, but it only runs every 20 minutes so if you miss it, it takes more time to wait for it than it does to walk. But today it worked out fine. Since today is a holiday in Quebec (St. Jean- Baptiste Day is a holiday celebrated on June 24 in Quebec and by French Canadians across Canada...

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Jun 23, 2018 - Nous visitons le parc olympique

Our first day in Montreal! After breakfast at the hotel, we walked to the nearest metro station--a bit more of a hike than I'd thought it would be so we may need to find a bus that takes us there. We rode the metro to the Parc Olympique where there are a lot of various activities to do in and around it. The park was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics. We started at the botanical gardens. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008 as it is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world due to...

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