First stop on our way to Halifax, we had a 5 hour layover in Calgary on our way to Montreal so of course I had to see my first Nephew Luukas! It was so great to have dinner with him and catch up.
We took the red eye to Montreal and then walked back and forth on St. Catherines about 3 times before we finally decided to take a cab to old Montreal where we walked by a pile of souvenir shops until I finally broke down and walked into one of them to see if I was missing anything.
So far, nothing different from Vancouver. Maple syrup, Moose teddy bears, etc. So we did not buy anything. Yet.
I’m not big on ‘what nots’ but isn’t it funny when you go into souvenir shops, everything looks like junk, but then you buy a couple keychains and bring them home and suddenly you wish you had bought more so you have more to give.
I remember going to Paris and buying eiffel tower keychains and I found a letter opener that looks like a sword. There it did not look special but now every time I use it, I think about Paris and I wish I had bought 5 of them to pass around!
I snapped this pic because I liked how a big chain worked to blend into old town.
Ever wondered what train travel looks like? Well I sure have. So here’s a picture of our private cabin. VERY SMALL. The shower is in the same room as the toilet so everything gets wet.
During dinner, our beds got turned down (above). That’s my bottle of Evian. It’s the only water I like when I’m travelling. Terreeia says it tastes milky but I love it.
Did I sleep on the train? Well it sure didn’t feel like I did but probably a little.
Here I am seated for lunch in the dining car. Terreeia just bought me this sweater at Zara in Montreal before we got on the train.
An old fashioned sail boat in the Halifax harbour.
Here’s something I’ve never seen, all over downtown Halifax restaurants have just extended the sidewalk and built a patio on the existing sidewalk.
Today, we are driving up to Maitland! Terreeia is so upset that she has just missed lobster season by one week! Last night we had biscuits and molasses at Chives Restaurant downtown! So good!