Montreal

Montreal is a beautiful city.  I think it would even be nicer without dirt covered snowbanks and the like.  We rented bikes and took an adventuresome ride around the town…we got a bit lost, so we got a tour of part of the “industrial” area.  Don’t worry, it’s actually really close to the old town, which is the touristy section.  My favorite part was watching Harry ride on what they call the “giraffe” which is a bike extension that hooks on the larger bike.  He wasn’t sure at first, but after a minute or so he just kept saying over and over how fun it was to ride!  I pulled Wyatt in a trailer.  I was exhausted after trying to bike really fast (which was not really fast for me- I’m out of biking shape for sure!) to try to get back so we wouldn’t have to pay extra.  David surprised me with ice cream after and it made it all better Winking smile  If you want a little taste of France, go to Montreal.  Pretty much everyone can speak English, but I love to hear the French conversations floating through the air.  On the way out of town we tried Poutine from a little diner.  It is basically french fries with fresh cheese curd and brown gravy.  Personally, it looked fairly unappetizing but was quite good!  It is a common dish in Canada. 

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Whole lot a makeup in the gutter.

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We went into a market for just a jiffy

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The only picture I got of the “giraffe” – while we were unloading.

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Poutine!