May 2017
  • Day4

    Centre-Ville

    May 29, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Here we found pizza heaven. It's called Il Focolaio, and it had 73 pizza choices, customizable with 26 add-ons and a variety of crusts. We had the 4 cheese + cherry tomatoes (motz, bleu, parm, & swiss) and Supreme (smoked meat, green peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, & beef salami with mozzarella and tomato sauce). The crust was perfect, and we topped it off with a Canada Dry Ginger Ale and a Ceaser, Canada's Bloody Mary. Happy bellies! We explored the Underground City, a mall where we got some of those melt - in - your - month maple sugar candies and checked out the local Bose. Here we also found the Anglican church, which we dubbed the church of emotion because their posted apology letter too the First Nations people regarding reform schools made Sam tear up. It also had the cutest children's area, a bathroom with cups for drinking water, a rainbow flag welcoming LGBTQ people, and a quiet place to pray apart from tourists. Free, beautiful, and inspiringRead more

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  • Day3

    Tam Tams

    May 28, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Hippie party every Sunday with legit jam session a little ways up the hill. Enjoyed some Beaujolais from the underground city and some maple candies. Just a good time. The party is at the statue on Mont Royal, the city's namesake.

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    St. Joseph's Oratory

    May 28, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Holy crap! Wow! Geez! We saw a stunning view of the city from here, thank goodness with the help of escalators as we were tired puppies. Lit another candle here, as we had at the Bascillica, and were surprised to find an electronic version. It was a pretty pink "candle" though. After ample appreciation, we continued in search of tam tams.Read more

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    St. Viateur Bagel Shop

    May 28, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We had the sesame seed, all dressed (everything) and rosemary bagels. We enjoyed walking through the surrounding neighborhood. We saw many Orthodox Jewish folks and wondered how they got such a tight curl.

  • Day2

    The Lockhart

    May 27, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Harry Potter theme bar! Or rather, not, because copyright. We enjoyed mac and cheese with Doritos, The Lycanthrope (bourbon with maple), and a Flaming Arnold. The latter consisted of rums with cotton candy set ablaze. Painted owls, a snake, and a badger, along with Moaning Myrtle in the bathroom, made for a magical atmosphere.Read more

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    Montreal Poutine

    May 27, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Smoked meat + poutine = Quebec masterpiece
    Also yummy apple beer. There was a lot to see in the area.

    These two statues represent snobbery on the part of some English and French toward each other. Their traditional dogs, already making friends, suggest the marriage the two cultures now have in the province.Read more

  • Day2

    Bascillica

    May 27, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Toured during the day to appreciate the wood work, stained glass, and architecture. Notre Dame really came to life, however, at night for the Åůrå show. Lights, music, and lasers drew emotion and left us in awe. Alcoves came alive with Tinkerbell-like light traces.