Friday, July 4, 2014

Yay for Mini-Vacays!

Posted by CheapRunnerRhoda

Having never been to Montreal, QC, I have been wanting to visit for a few years now. The opportunity finally came up and Saturday morning at 4am we hit the road!

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We had a beautiful drive and made it there by 11am. Our hotel room was not quite ready when we got there, so we headed out to do some exploring. The Jazz Festival was on all weekend so we checked out the location of that, which was just a few blocks from our hotel. Perfect!

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I couldn’t resist taking pics of some gorgeous buildings along the way.

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So many beautiful buildings there, I couldn’t stop taking pics of them.

After we got checked into our room, we decided to take a walk down to Old Montreal. It was a bit of a trek, I am guessing around 5 km. We were so thirsty so of course, we needed to hydrate.

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We walked along the water and checked lots of yachts and I think I found my next purchase.

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I kid!

After that walk, we walked back downtown to the Jazz Festival and checked out some of the festivities there.

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For any of you that like to people watch, this was a great venue for that. Sooo many people. It got so packed at night, it was unbelievable. This is a bird’s eye view.

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That was only a quarter of the area that was filled with people!

Sunday, we went for a little hike up Mount Royale and checked out the view of the city.

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It was a good hike up (by car and a little on foot) and the view was worth it!

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This doesn’t do it justice!

The rest of our Sunday was spent shopping and walking around downtown. There are so many shops and so many things to see.

There is a street that was 2 blocks from our hotel, called Crescent Street. It is a street full of double high patios.

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We found our way there both nights and enjoyed some dinner and drinks on the patios!

Sunday night we went up the Casino for a bit. It is a very nice Casino! I didn’t spend any money but I did find Captain Jack!

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Monday we found our way back down to Old Montreal and spent the day there. I love all the alleys, cobblestone streets and buildings.

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We enjoyed some good French food!

Crepes for breakfast.

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And Poutine for lunch.

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It was a great trip and definitely a trip I want to take again very soon!

Since this is a running blog, I will get to some running before I go for the day. My running is still nowhere near where I want it to be but I am going with it for now. I did get out yesterday for a short run. I am trying not to stress about my lack of running and just get to it when I can.

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I wanted to show my support for our American friends!

Happy Independence Day!!

Anybody else struggling with getting all the running done that they want to?

What are your weekend plans?

6 comments:

  1. Heidi @ www.idlehide.comJuly 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    I also have never been! It looks and sounds like a total blast, though! Yep, totally struggling to get my runs in. I had to skip my tempo run last night because I just couldn't get away and there's no way a stroller run can be used as a tempo run haha! You are looking very lean and toned!

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  2. CheapRunnerRhodaJuly 4, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Well, thanks Heidi! These pics lie though lol.
    I can't even imagine doing a tempo run with a stroller!!!

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  3. Looks like a super weekend trip - I bet that jazz festival was awesome!!
    The pictures all look beautiful - especially those crepes!!!

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  4. CheapRunnerRhodaJuly 4, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Yes it was amazing all around!!

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  5. ahh love jazz! Looks beautiful and like a great time!

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  6. CheapRunnerRhodaJuly 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Something about live music eh?

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