Monday Oct 06, 2008

Viva la Montreal

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).

Monday Mar 24, 2008

Road Trip!

We headed down to Hollywood to visit Katie, Mairi's sister-in-law. It was going to be interesting to see how Ally dealt with being in the car for 7+ hours...

Hollywood Sign

He actually did pretty well. On the way down he slept for about half of the trip. We ended getting in a little after 7ish.

We ended up visiting the Disney Music Center:

Disney Music Center

It was pretty spectacular, both on the outside and the inside.

By the time Sunday came around we had to head on back to San Jose....

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