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... who had recently moved to Montreal. Dave & Ron used to work together at the shipyard & brewery.
Montreal is a city on an island in the St Lawrence River so we were able to cycle the "Old Port" area and part of the Lachine Canal. We are so glad we bought the bikes with us because it's the best way to explore.
First off, ce blog sera en franglais. Je ferai mon possible pour écrire dans les 2 langues pour que tout le monde comprenne, but I honestly rather write in english, so..... I'm sure everyone can find a translator, in any case!! :)
So, this will be my first ''backpacking'' trip, and I'm very nervous/excited! Je rêve de visiter la terre de mes ancêtres paternel depuis tellement longtemps, et je me décide enfin de le faire!
So far, the plan is this: -May 1st-I'll ...
... fascinating that the stained glass did not depict biblical events, but rather scenes for Montreal's historical past. Some of the paintings were also unique showing native Americans in them.
Another great find was the remains of an old hospital which was run by nuns. I suspect we missed some of the old areas, but we put in a full day of walking around and seeing the sites.
It was a nice day trip to see something different.
... but has an interesting chandelier, and a massive organ. We are able to get behind the altar and out the back, from where we can access the streets of Westmount, with free parking, and the small, original chapel Frere Andre built. Back in the main building we find the Crypt Church and the Votive Chapel, with its candles and discarded crutches and walking sticks.
After lunch we take the Metro all the way to Little Italy to have a look at ...
... The captain addressed Hurricane Irene and said that we will not come within 600 miles of the storm. Phew! How is everyone else coping? Max, are you and your family okay? Elizabeth H.? Arielle M.? Everyone else I know who lives in the path of the storm? Mommy, Daddy & sisters, please send me updates of everything that is going on at home! I miss you guys already…I want to hear about everything. Hurricane damages, labor day ...