Tuesday, November 16, 2010

a hop over the border

The four of us piled in the car on Friday and drove to Montreal for a long weekend, just because. There were stunning sights to see, like the Notre Dame Basilica,

along with a history museum, Old Montreal, a science museum that ranks among the best we've ever been to (and we've been to a lot of science museums), super cool bicycles modified to look like motorcycles, and an archaeological museum that was equally eerie and amazing.

We stayed downtown for this trip and saw the city entirely on foot, which gave us an opportunity to discover cool graffiti'd spaces, cobblestone streets, interesting architecture, street performers, city parks, Chinatown, and gargoyles.

Along the way, we learned a little French. We relaxed in the pool and hot tub. We tasted Tim Horton's coffee, crepes, Montreal style bagels, and poutine (didn't think we'd care for it; we were wrong).
We had a picnic dinner in upstate NY on our way to Montreal and stopped for a knitting pic on the way back.

Yup, another Lacy Baktus with Edge. The two we have were worn constantly this weekend, as they have been ever since they came off the needles, so it made sense to me to cast on another one as my travel project. Halfway done now and infused with happy Montreal memories.
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Blogger Rani said...

Hey - we spent our honeymoon in Montreal and Quebec. Fun cities with a lot to do and see. I am envious of your field trips. I need to have more with my family.

Hooray for another Baktus. Can't wait to see someone wearing it.

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Blogger amy said...

Very cool!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1978 dead of winter during the oil embargo (depending upon license plate # you could gas up on even/odd days)in my Toyota Corona, 4 of us drove to Montreal. It was freezing. In Canada we could get all the gas we wanted. On the way home, we filled up at the border and by the time we made it to southeastern MA, we coasted into the driveway. Luckily, my day to get gas was the next day and I worked in the same city where I lived.


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