Montréal C’est Magnifique

August 21st, 2012

Last week I shared some favorite images from our two days spent in Québec City, today I’ll share some favorites from Montréal.  We had only a day and a half to spend there but oh what a marvelous city!  We were equally charmed by our explorations around town on foot.  

There are wonderful sculptures and fountains around the city, which gave it a European feel but it reminded me of a combination of Paris and San Francisco too with its winding streets above town, vibrant shopping districts, and energetic vibe.

montreal fountain

sculpture museum of fine arts

 fountain ave viger

notre dame basillica montreal

 

There’s a wonderful old section of town which will transport you to another place in time, it felt just like Paris with its street artists, cafes, and classic French architecture. 

rue des artistes

old montreal

 boucherie restaurant

  window box and lantern montreal

 

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Bossy Kids

August 21st, 2012

Yesterday we started a new tradition, one I just came up with when I woke up and realized there was only one real last day of summer left.  I decided I was not going to set the pace for the last day, but instead it was ‘Kids Are The Boss’ day.  The rules were simple, no buying new toys and nothing too far away, just pick five things you want to do and we will do them.

The wide eyed looks of “What’s wrong with Mom?” turned into smiles of glee as they conspired and whispered among themselves to decide what were those five things they wanted to do.   Then they made their announcement, here were their choices:

Destination #1, The Candy Store.    We have a great candy store downtown which offers every kind of candy you could ever want in the world and plays the Willy Wonka movie all day long.  I knew this was coming.

willy wonka movie

powells candy store

 

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