Montreal For the First Time!!!

Hey guys, sorry I haven’t posted for so long, I didn’t bring the iPad to Montreal. Now that I’m back in the office, I can tell you all about Montreal. On the first day, we were tired so we worked at the us terminal for a bit, then took an hour walk to our hotel where we checked in. Then we looked around the Bell Centre a bit, grabbed lunch an awesome store that Milo would like the name of… GRIFFINTOWN!!! Then we went mini golfing and played air hockey, just to test if it was any different than doing it at home. Then we got a late night dinner at the “3 Brasseurs” and went back to the hotel.

The next day, we saw the Montreal Tower and the Olympic Stadium. This specific tower is the world’s tallest slanted tower ever. And the view from there was incredible in the beautiful day. After seeing the tower, we came down to the main part of the building, the stadium from the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. The running tracks were taken out and now it’s just cement, but the stands were huge, and I could definitely imagine everyone wanting to watch the olympics fit into that stadium. Another interesting thing about the stadium is that they still use it today, and have recently paid off all their debt from the olympics. Now they have a ginormous building with lessons and people renting it out, and it’s all revenue. Later that day, we walked down to see my mom and uncle’s cousin. Since it was an hour and a half walk both ways from where my mom’s cousin was, we crashed at the hotel room and watched some Blue Jays, or anything on that TV that wasn’t French!

The next day, we rented a small botorboat at H2O Adventures and cruised like kings for an hour in the beautiful weather. As we climbed out of our boat, dark clouds rolled over the sky. The rain patted lightly on the tarps set up in the marketplace we had gone to get gelato 10 minutes later, but 30 seconds after that, it was more like “PPPPPSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…” And then, “pat, pat, pat, pat…” For another few minutes, and “PPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…”After we finished our gelato and we’re done listening to the awesome band playing at the market, we made a run for it to the subway, and went to the Musee Grevin, or as English speaking people like to call it, the wax museum. There were a ton of wax statues of celebrities, and some of them looked really cool. I got a picture with Steve Jobs, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Wayne Gretzky, and it’s be impossible to know the difference, one worker posed as a statue, then as you’d look at her, she’d abandon her gaze to nowhere and look you dead in the eyes. It was so creepy but so cool. There was another one where the museum dressed up a statue pretending to be on the phone with a worker’s uniform so some people never find out it wasn’t just a normal person. After the wax museum, we walked through Old Montreal, which was so neat seeing all the old buildings and the brick road kept in one place. Then we attended mass at the Notre Dame, which was so cool (because of the AWESSOOMMMEEENNNEEESSS of the architecture of the church and how old it was), but got boring after a while (not because it was church, but because the priest spoke French the entire time. However, we both agreed it was worth it to see the building and it was still pretty sweet to be in a church that beautiful.

Our bus rides from Montreal to Ottawa and Ottawa to Toronto were that night, and we’re back now. Montreal was super awesome, EVERYONE SHOULD GO AT SOMEPOINT IN THEIR LIVES!!! This would actually be an amazing vacation destination spot.

Anyway, I’m Josh Clark. And that’s the way it happened.

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