A Journal, with Pictures


by on Oct.06, 2011, under Flying, Happenings

On Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 3oth. we left Que­bec City for the short one hour flight to Mon­tre­al. We climbed into over­cast skies and were in and out of the clouds. We did an instru­ment approach into Saint Hubert air­port, CYHU, and were soon on our way into the City. We checked into the nicest hotel of our trip, the Le Place D’Armes. We were off to a rec­om­mend­ed lunch at a near by restau­rant, which turned out to be delight­ful. We then did a walk­ing tour of the water­front area along the Saint Lau­rent riv­er. We quick­ly came to real­ize that Mon­tre­al is a city of archi­tec­tur­al con­trasts of old and new. We vis­it­ed the His­to­ry Muse­um of Mon­tre­al which put not only the his­to­ry but the archi­tec­ture into per­spec­tive. It was cool, but with­out rain, we spent the after­noon work­ing up an appetite and sight seeing.

We fin­ished off our first day in Mon­tre­al with a fine meal at a near­by Mediter­ranean style restau­rant that spe­cial­ized in lamb.

A cap­puc­ci­no at the hotel bar, that was real­ly jump­ing, and we called in a day. Tomor­rows weath­er fore­cast did­n’t look that good, so we signed up for a bus tour of the city.

Day Two Montreal

Sat­ur­day dawned blus­tery and rainy so the bus tour turned out to be the right answer. We lucked out with a great driver/guide with a great sense of humor. He point­ed out a McDon­ald’s as the Amer­i­can embassy and had a giant bel­ly laugh at his own joke. The three hour tour was good and cov­ered all the high lights includ­ing the site of the 1976 Olympics, Basilique Notre-Dame, Mount Roy­al that looks over the city and many oth­er points of interest.


We capped off the day with a great meal at a restau­rant called Joe Beef. Fresh oys­ters on the half shell, great fish and Mike had lob­ster, all in a place called Joe Beef. Mon­tre­al turned out to be a very inter­est­ing city with a rich his­to­ry, a unique com­bi­na­tion of old and new archi­tec­ture and great food.

Time to check the weath­er and get ready for our flight home tomorrow.


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