Then the 3 of us hopped in the car and headed out of the city. We drove about 1 1/2 hours to Mont Tremblant, an attractive ski resort.
Just over Spouse's shoulder you can see the ski lift which we planned to ride to the top of the mountain. Unfortunately it was not operating that day.
|The ground floor is retail and commercial space and the upper floors are hotel rooms and timeshares|
One of the vendors sold a delicious confection called a Beavertail. Its a light crust with any variety of toppings to choose from. We decided to share one.
|Ours had Nutella, peanut butter sauce, and Reese's pieces - so good!|
and stopped briefly at a casino to use the restroom. While inside I saw this cool glass-enclosed fireplace and made Spouse pose next to it.
Once back in Montreal we met up with Serge for happy hour at Le Stud and then had dinner at La Baracke where we had the cutest waiter, Kevin!
|Group shot with Kevin|
|Spouse & Tornwordo|
|Serge & me|
Mon morning Spouse & I visited the famous Tim Horton's, which reminded us of Dunkin Donuts. The coffee was good and the maple-glazed donut was delicious!
Spouse & I set off on foot again to continue exploring.
|Notice the rainbow flag and same-sex ads on this TD bank|
|Spouse in Parc La Fontaine|
|Selfie at Parc La Fontaine|
|Underground city train station|
The food was unusual but really good. I'd never tried liver patte, foie gras, carpaccio or black pudding before and asked them not to tell me what they were until after I'd sampled them! It was a great meal and we had a really fun time.
|Serge & Spouse at Pintxo|
|Tornwordo & me|
|Spouse & me take a selfie at Pintxo|
Tornwordo & Serge were so generous with their time during our visit! They gave us a map to help us navigate the city, accompanied us on most of our explorations, and shared their knowledge of Montreal. We ate dinner together every night and had breakfast or lunch together nearly every day. What great tour guides and wonderful friends they've become!
The next morning we packed up the car, set the GPS for home, and hit the road at 9am. With a 15-minute wait to cross the border and 3 brief stops for food, gas, and bathroom, we got home at 7pm. It was a really fun trip but we were happy to see Marvin & Walter when we got home.