Monday, January 23, 2017

Boston & Montreal - Day 5

Day 5 - May 23, 2016

We didn't know it at the time we booked our trip to Montreal, but our visit coincided with Victoria Day, which was a national holiday.  I was surprised when I first looked out the window of our hotel how empty the streets were.  The holiday helped to explain that.

We walked from our hotel to the metro, stopping to admire some strange street art on the way.

We found breakfast at Starbucks and sat to eat it in a park.  Maybe I should have cropped out a couple of the guys hanging out in our picture, but oh well.

We took the Metro to the Biodome, which is next to the Olympic Stadium from the 1976 Summer Olympics.  It was originally the volodrome (for short track cycling), but was converted into the Biodome after the Olympics.

Inside the Biodome there are four ecosystems with plants and animals from each.


It was a little chilly in the St. Lawrence Seaway Ecosystem.

Ada loves her pigs of all sorts.

When you find a rocking chair that is just your size, you've got to try it out.

From the Biodome we jumped on the metro to take us back to the old town.  We visited the Notre Dame Basilica. Poor Lyla wasn't having anything to do with the photos.

Inside.  Lyla's hiding.

We stopped at a crepe restaurant for lunch.  I had to have a heart to heart with Lyla.

We spent a while watching the street performer swallow swords & fire and climb on a ladder of blades.

We walked down to the waterfront.  It was great, there was a whole festival or street market going on because of the holiday.  I was surprised that we had such awesome weather in Montreal in May.  We lucked out.

The girls were good enough to get to swim in the hotel pool. It was up on the 9th floor of the hotel, so that was pretty cool.

We found a place for dinner that was highly rated, but was a bit of a drive from the city and made our way there.  When we arrived we were told that the grill was broken, so we ended up at a Pizza Hut. Bummer.

Tomorrow we head back to Boston to catch our flight back to SLC.

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