Friday, September 25, 2015

Road trip

We're going to Montreal!

Since I'm a real estate agent in a beach resort area, I typically do not take vacations during the busy summertime.  For a couple months now Spouse & I have been talking about taking a fall trip or getaway, and we've decided we're going to Montreal in late October. 

Neither of us has been to Montreal before so we are excited to explore some place new and different.  But fortunately for us, we won't need to explore the city entirely on our own.  Our friend and fellow blogger Tornwordo of Sticky Crows and his husband will play 'tour guide' for us some of the days.

We booked a studio apartment in Le Village (the gay village) with a balcony, so we'll have the convenience of being able to walk to restaurants, shopping, and metro, and have a view of the city.  

We're going to drive there.  Its been several years since we've taken a 'road trip' so I'm kind of looking forward to listening to lots of music and talking with Spouse.  The foliage should be pretty all along the way north.  We could have flown, but when you add the time it takes us to get to an airport, the waiting after check-in, the flight, and the travel from the airport to Montreal, it would take the same amount of time as driving.  So we're saving the airfare in favor of driving.

Does anyone have any recommendations for fun or unusual places to see/visit/eat?

3 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

OMB, how exciting! and I was wondering if you would see tornwordo...

I was last there in 1991, so I cannot offer any recommendations as everything has no doubt changed. but ride the metro and check out underground montreal and go to the olde city section and climb mont royal.

mistress maddie said...

I too have been there. Three years before the Great Dust Bunny Bowl, I spent a whole summer up in Canada. Did, the Falls, Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec. One the way back we did the Thousand Islands. You guys would love that too. But Montreal and Quebec were by far my favorite.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun. Best wishes for a great trip!

Calvin