From the moment we stepped onto Canadian blacktop soil, we felt like we were a world away from home. Everyone greets you with a "Bon Jour" so you better get your French on! Luckily everyone we encountered also spoke perfect English so when our French faltered, they knew how to help us.
I didn't take any pictures of our hotel, but here's one from their website. It was a centrally located suite hotel located in downtown Montreal with a rooftop pool, free wifi and breakfast. Our room was HUGE! We had a full kitchen, living room with a desk and two bedrooms. Sweet suite!
We arrived in the early afternoon and immediately went out to explore downtown and pick up some groceries for our room. Later we walked to Old Montreal (Vieux Montreal) for dinner. It was a short down hill walk from the hotel with plenty to see on the way. Every Metro station was designed by a different architect and built in a different style. This one is Square Victoria and is modeled after the metro in Paris.
Busy taking their own pictures!
Montreal is so easy to get around. We walked almost everywhere or took the very easy to navigate Metro. We also felt very safe and comfortable walking around,even at night.
Montreal is known for great bread and we were not disappointed. They served these hot crusty beauties with a spicy chili, rosemary and olive oil dipping sauce.
We absolutely love California. We'd been to Northern California twice and were on our first family trip to Southern California, getting in our Disney fix, then tripping out in LA and finally relaxing in beautiful La Jolla/San Diego area. We were staying at the lovely Torrey Pines and oh how I miss it, even the smell..Torrey pine needles mingled with wood smoke, eucalyptus and rosemary (try their signature shower gel!).The resort was a golfer's paradise but since only one of us golfs at the moment, we just enjoyed the pool, restaurant and croquet greens when we weren't out exploring the area.
It was time to wrap up our trip and we had one very special thing planned.
But first on the agenda, a trip to Sea World, San Diego.
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