Thursday, October 22, 2015

Montreal bound!

This morning we left on our road trip to Montreal!  (Yes, I wrote this yesterday and set it to post today.)

I'm excited for several reasons:
  1. Neither of us have been to Montreal before and I've heard it is reminiscent of Paris
  2. We will get to spend time with our friend Tornwordo and his husband who live nearby.  They've offered to be our personal tour guides during part of our visit
  3. I enjoy road trips because Spouse & I often have good conversations, listen to lots of good music, and on this particular road trip we'll get to see lots of colorful fall foliage
  4. Our studio apartment is right in the heart of the gay village, offering us walking access to many ethnic food restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, entertainment, and the metro which will take us nearly anywhere
  5. Spouse will get to use some of his 'use it or lose it' leave from work
  6. We're going in Spouse's ML 350 which has built in navigation, although I'm bringing printed directions just to be on the safe side
  7. Since we're not flying we won't have to squeeze into seats designed to fit purging super-models, we won't get infected by sick travelers, and we'll have the ability to stop if we see something interesting along the way
  8. Driving gives us the freedom to bring as much stuff as we want.  Rather than picking just 1 jacket and hoping its sufficient for the weather we encounter, I can bring more than 1 since we'll have plenty of room in the car

5 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

have a great trip! hug torn and serge for me! montreal est FABU!

KEVolution! said...

i think you're going to love it. i lived in MTL for two years; there is so much to see. if you guys get the chance, try Au Pied Du Cochon...It gets a little loud because they jam the people in, but it is SO delish.

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! Drive safely and have fun!

Calvin

Ur-spo said...

bon voyage

Steven said...

Have yourselves a great time and take plenty of pictures!!