Montreal and snoooooooow. T and K ill-equipped for the weather, having raided the box labelled WINTER and washed the mildew off it's long-forgotten contents. Ben jetted in from DC and we had a great couple of days eating, drinking and exploring the city in the snow.
Had to try some local microbrews:
|Hmmmm...is he cheating?|
T had been looking forward to Canada's national dish, poutine, for months. We were not disappointed--we went to a restaurant entirely featuring the high carb wonder dish of French fries, curds and gravy. The menu:
They even had a veg version...
and many non-veg versions
New Years Eve and the above frozen people (well, except the statue) made it to the waterfront but turned back when they realized that the midnight and the fireworks were 20+ minutes off... But on the way back to the hotel the hour struck, horns blared, people kissed, and this wonderful person stuck in traffic screamed joyously, emerged from her car and ran to passersby to hug them. K ran to share a hug...
Back at the hotel, we braved the elements for our traditional New Years' Eve cigar.
Back to New York... Due to K's planning skill, which has, its true, been known to experience a FLAW once or twice before, we manage to hit all three New York airports on the trip. We fly back from Montreal into LaGuardia airport...
Cam and Lisa are back at work the next day
And we are off to Hong Kong...from JFK :-)