Monday, December 20, 2010

Montreal

We are back

and had a fabulous time!


cold and snowy
but nice all the same.



the dinner was at a beautiful restaurant

everything was decorated
so festive


this was the inside of the restaurant
very shall we say

chi chi poo poo
elegant with free flowing wine
I can honestly not tell you how much
I actually drank as my glass was never empty

I think I could get used to that!




this is the crew from New Brunswick


the view from our room
a snowy cold Montreal morning


they had a pool open all year round
it was on the roof and although we never went in it
it was really cool!



Friday we had all day so after breakfast
we headed out

the underground system in the city is the best ever
we spent almost the entire day inside

we visited the Notre-Dame Basilica first
it was breathtaking

I am going to do a separate post on it
I was in love

the CBC was there tearing down
as they had recorded a special there the night before
so I had to shoot around scaffolding and men


next stop was shopping
this is in the Eaton Centre

then we walked down St. Catherines Street
and down to Ogilvy's to check out the window





we touched down around midnight on Friday night
and although it was a whirlwind 2 days
we were glad to be home

Saturday was low key
ran a couple of errands and
attended a party that night

we were home in bed around midnight
Sunday was a little bit of baking
sorted through the gifts and got ready for
wrap-fest 2010!

Some menu planning and grocery shopping
finished off the week-end

a four day week this week then 5 off
I am looking forward to that

Hope everyone had a great week-end
and an even better week.

xo

7 comments:

this free bird said...

Oh Lori! Despite the fact that it loooooks cooooooooold it also looks beautiful. I'm glad you had a great trip. I'll be back in the motherland on Friday night. Freezing cold just thinkin' about it girl!!

xo,
c

Chez Zizi said...

Your pictures are so awesome! Your trip sounds fantastic. So glad you got a little get away during this busy time.
Zizette

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wowza...it all looks so fancy. That restaurant with all the cool stuff hanging down...amazing. I love the steamy pool. Don't know if I would have braved it, but how cool was that! So glad you had fun. Have a great week friend:)

Donna said...

Gorgeous decorations!! Looks like you had a fabulous time!! Happy holidays!!!

Cathi said...

Wonderful post and photos, Lori...Is that someone in the swimming pool? xxoo :)

Mikal said...

I can't wait to see your photos of Notre-Dame. I'm in love with your beautiful city, what a wonderful place to visit!

Lissa said...

chi chi poo poo. That will be my new favorite phrase! :)

What an incredibly gorgeous restaurant! Merry Christmas!