Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vacation - Part the Second

After traipsing around New York and Vermont, my parents and I continued north for a whirlwind tour of Montreal. The weather did not cooperate, and the rain really cut into our sightseeing plans. We did a bit of walking and saw some churches (they have lots of those).
There was a wedding in this one, so we couldn't go in. We then went to La Ronde (it's a Six Flags really, but with a nicer name) to watch one of the fireworks show.

The rain held off just until the show was about to start and then it proceeded to pour and pour. Thanks, rain! The show was pretty, though, even through the wet. You'll have to take my word for that, because photography was not allowed. It's just as well because my camera would have been totally soaked. There was, of course, the obligatory eating-of-the-poutine.
It's pretty darned tasty. You have to admire a culture whose first impulse, when faced with something already pretty rich (i.e. french fries), is to cover it in cheese curds and smother it with gravy.

Then we headed home. Luckily, there was very clear signage.
We even brought the rain clouds with us.


Judith said...

Ooooh, I've always wanted to visit both Vermont and Montreal! How lucky you are!

littlelixie said...

Please reply to my email about SP14. Thanks! Lix

Jinann said...

Mmmmmm.....poutine! My Canadian friend has made it for me a few times. It's a heart-attack-waiting-to-happen, but oh, so good!