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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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Jun 22, 2018 - ANOTHER Day Riding the Rails

I guess we'll have to sum up today's long day on the train in the words of Kayla: "It was painful". The breakfast at the hotel in Schenectady was very nice and filling. We walked to the train station (7 minutes) with plenty of time remaining. While the seats on this train seemed newer than yesterday's, they were closer together and not as comfortable. They didn't recline as much either. Plus there was a fussy 2 year old boy for the first few hours and when he finally got off, another fussy younger boy got on. The only excitement of the...

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Jun 7, 2018 - travel to Montreal

On our way again, we are going toward Montreal on the Trans-Canada Hiway. We stopped at Elliott Lake Rest Area for lunch and saw some beautiful bronze sculpture. Very nice. We decided to bypass Montreal and head back to the US. Not a hard crossing but they took all our Oranges. We were told you can’t bring citrus into the US, even if you bought it there. New learning experience. The countryside has been beautiful and green. We came into the US at Vermont. We drove down hiway 2. It went through the islands on the Lake Champlain between New...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Zec Vallée du Bras du Nord et Parc du Bic

Vallée du Bras du Nord et le Parc du Bic Quelques jours dans chacun.... de ses Parc/Zec. Quel beau mois de sept 2017. Du temps chaud et peu de pluie. Chaque année ont restent surpris depuis quelques années. Comme j’étais en 4 iéme sem de convalescence suite à mon appendicite. Donc, activité d’escalade pas possible. Bien, c’était le temps d’aller découvrir des endroits pas connu et désirer depuis longtemps. Donc, la Vallée du Bras du Nord fut une petite escapade pour une petite randonnée de cyclo et marche en montagne. Peu de monde, pas de...

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Sep 21, 2017 - Toronto to Montreal

21/9/2017. Thursday. Toronto to Montreal I think I need to apologise for sounding like a whinger in my last post. I don't want anyone to think that we're not having a good time - the fun, laughter and enjoyment far outweigh the frustration Ian and I felt yesterday. It was a slow start this morning, not even leaving our rooms till 10am and checking out of the beautiful heritage listed King Edward Hotel. Some of the things we noticed during our short time in Tortonto was the amount of inner city roadworks being done, and the building...

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Jun 6, 2017 - Mise à jour du site

Bonjour à Tous, Déjà 2 mois que je suis de retour. En passant les genoux vont beaucoup mieux. Ceci n'est pas un article juste une entré pour ramener mon parcours au Qc (les flèches). Je reste tranquille en 2017. En 2018, je vise l'Europe au printemps, 3 mois. Merci pour vos bon mots. On reste en contact à bientot Familles zé Amis. Wababadoudou!!!

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