Viva la Montreal
By Peter Buckingham on Oct 06, 2008
So last week we spent a few days in Montreal. We went to visit Mairi's sister-in-law, Katie, who's teaching there for a semester and enjoy some good food and speak some bad French. And that's pretty much what we did. On the Saturday we arrived and wandered around Westmount, on Sunday we went to visit the Old Town of Montreal and just walk the streets, then on Monday we visited the Botanical Gardens. The gardens were pretty spectacular. They had an exhibit of lanterns in the Chinese Garden:
Whilst there we hung out in the Pavilion of Infinite Pleasantness:
Which turned out to be pretty pleasant as Alasdair fell asleep whilst looking out over the lakes at the various lanterns. And we finished the day checking out some bansai trees which were of North American natives, before heading back to Katies:
After that we had few issues the next day with Google's directions back to the airport, but we survived (and also survived the plane trips both ways with a 13 month old).