Sunday, August 29, 2010

Highlights from Day 3&4

I took Friday off from formal exercise, but I sure got my fair share of exercise in the form of WALKING. Montreal is such a walking city and we took advantage of it. We fueled up with a little breakfast in the form of a blueberry scone and fruit at the food court of the underground mall (they had free WIFI).

Quick change of shoes and we were off to climb Mount Royal.

We kinda got lost on the way up the Mountain and took the HARD trail up. I was definitely not dressed appropriately and was sweating the whole way up!!!!

However, once we got up to the top we were greeted with beautiful views of Montreal!!!

We took a MUCH easier path down and walked to a local brewery on St. Denis street for lunch: Les 3 Brasseurs.

I tried a 1/2 pint of the Blonde Ale and Evan had a pint of their Amber Ale. The beer was VERY good!

For lunch I ordered one of my favorite meals of the trip: an open face sandwich of goat cheese, tomatoes and herbs.


On our way back to the hotel we stopped at the Notre Dame Basilica and got a cappuccino.

Once showered and changed we headed out for dinner at a place recommended by our friend Laura: Boris Bistro.

We started with the trio tapenade (Olive, red pepper, artichoke).

For dinner I ordered the Mahi Mahi.

The food was OK at the Boris Bistro, but the restaurant had one of the best atmospheres we have ever been to. After dinner we went to a local bar for a few drinks.


I started Saturday with a quick run on the hotel's treadmill. I ran 4 miles in 35 minutes and 30 seconds.  My time was OK; I think I was starting to feel all the food, walking, and drinking we have been doing the last few days. We had a quick breakfast at Starbucks and then hit the road again. 

We made a quick stop in Burlington, VT for lunch and some more walking up and down Church Street. The weather was beautiful and we really took in the sights and sounds of the town. 

We had lunch at a French bistro because they had an incredible veggie burger on the Menu: Black Bean and Rice Burger!

We enjoyed our lunch on the patio and then set out back on the road. We arrived back into Boston around 8:00. After unpacking and parking the car we enjoyed some peppers and eggs on the couch with a movie: Remember Me. Oh, and there might have been a little ice cream for dessert!!

A perfect end to a PERFECT vacation!!!

1 comment:

  1. I had that same goat cheese sandwich at that same brew pub!!!! Looks like you guys had a great time.