Surprise! We are back in town – ok, we got back physically (from Montreal) on Sunday night but mentally is what I’m focused on at the moment. You know that feeling when you don’t quite want to break away from the vacation high and get back into your routine? We are slowly transitioning back to the real world. Sigh.. Yesterday, I did manage to send a funny Wordless Wednesday pic (our boy wore himself out the other day), unpack and clean up a bit. Next up: determine the damage of our trip! Why does vacationing have to be SO expensive no matter where you go? Ugh!
We were in Montreal a total of five days. One of us had to work and the other lucky one (that would be ME) got to goof off. The weather was perfect! I spent my mornings sipping on my café latte and eating fresh, scrumptious (can’t emphasize just how GOOD) almond croissants every morning while I people watched without a care in the world. This was my first time having almond croissants and I must say that I might be seriously addicted. Delish! I spent my afternoons lounging next to the pool with a book in hand. Since we are such busy bodies at home I was committed to relaxation. Mission accomplished!! Don’t worry Chunyo was in good hands while we were gone. But I am certain he wasn’t too happy about our departure. It’s ok – we always spend several days (after a trip) making it up to him 😉 Unfortunately, he couldn’t come! Fortunately (for him) there aren’t any Chunyo-less trips on the horizon.
Anyone out there have any exciting summer plans? With or without the pooch?
Below are a few pics from our trip. Among the places that we were able to visit: Old Montreal, Mount Royal, Basilique Notre-Dame and Montreal’s Underground City. We took a Gray Line tour so many of the pics are from a distance. For you food lovers out there, I am sorry to report that the croissants went too quickly so there is no pic. This was my first time in Montreal and I must say I really enjoyed it. Most people speak English but next time I am going to take a stab at perfecting some French phrases. I really should have paid more attention in French class while in school. And aside from the fact that the American dollar isn’t that strong it is still worth a quick trip if you need a getaway.
June 23rd, 2011 at 8:07 AM
Welcome back! Chunyo certainly looks suspicious of those packed bags! Beautiful pictures. I have heard that Montreal is a beautiful city.
June 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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June 26th, 2011 at 8:43 PM