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Travel Blogs from Montreal
We spent this morning discovering some more of the underground city of Montreal, then prior to lunch we transferred to the pier to board the Holland America Line ship ms Maasdam and checked into our Verandah Stateroom on Navigation Deck 10.
Today we cruise past the the F1 ...
... it was quite as central as it is and so it was a shock when we 'bumped' into it. I couldn't help but take a photo being the construction geek that I am. The look of the site was one that I couldn't place in the UK. It looked so behind the times I struggled to place myself there.
I try not to judge on face value though; on first impressions. If I'd done that with Montreal I would have seen it as decrepid, rainy and downtrodden. I don't think its any of those things a day ...
... basking in glorious sunshine.
We met our contact for lunch, who filled us in on the city and ensured we had up-to-date itineraries, after which we commandeered Montreal's version of the "Boris Bikes" and cycled to the Formula One track, open to the public when no races are on. The ride took us past industrial units and across to the island of Ile Notre-Dame where the racing track lay before us. Cycling the course offered a unique perspective on a famous ...
... to take the twins for a swim in the hotel pool, have an enjoyable meal at the hotel restaurant (you have to try the Montreal smoked meat when you're in Montreal (duh!) it was absolutely delicious), shower and get to sleep early so that we were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to catch our flight in the morning.
We caught our flight with no hitches, but encountered a "not-so-friendly" stewardess on the ...
... t completely bored out of our minds. Our flight from Montreal to O'Hare left right on time, and by 7 p.m., we were back in Chicago and had returned to cell service. At this point, we called Kathryne who was going to be picking us up, and told her we landed but were still taxiing to the gate. It took about 5 minutes to get to the gate, and we assumed it would take us a while to get out of the plane and the gate, but we were wrong. Because ...
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