Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fun with married friends...

I am not so great at this blogging thing. I have a list of things I want to blog about but haven't gotten around to. This will be one such example.

Thanksgiving greeted Jeff and I with a visit from Chris and Kaeleigh. They live in Toronto and have been there for two years. When we were both in Saskatoon, I got to see Chris fairly regularly. With him being in Toronto, twice a year is about all I get.

Having friends visit is a great excuse to get out of the house ( you all know how much Jeff loves that). We walked along the length of St Catherines Street, one of the shopping streets of Montreal. We really didn't do any shopping because the boys were antsy. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant on St Denis, which wasn't too bad. We then walked back to St Catherines and went to this huge pub in the Queer village for a few drinks. Being old and married, we didn't stay out very late and we went home.

The next day we got up and made a real breakfast. Jeff and I have been spoiled in the past by friends who are way more domestic than us so we think that we must compete. After breakfast, we head to St Joseph's Oratoire. It is this giant church three minutes up the road from our apartement.

After we spent some time here, we went to the Veiux Port, aka Old Montreal. We walked through some of the streets and along the water.

Later we tried one of my favourite things about Montreal. We went to a BYOW (bring your own wine) restaurant in Petite Italie. What a great concept. Yay for being able to buy a bottle of wine for half the price that you would have to pay in a restaurant. They don't even charge your corkage. We went to La Fornarina and despite the fact that I made reservations, we had to wait a half an hour. This was the only bad part of the place so I would go again.

Sunday we decided to have an even lazier day. I wanted to try out the new crockpot that we got as a wedding present, so I thought that there would be no better way to do that than making a chicken for thanksgiving. What a fabulous invention. I throw the chicken in the machine and we went on to visit Mont Royal.

We went home and continued on the adventure of making dinner. For those of you who know me, you know that I am not a domestic queen. Stupid chores and cooking. Here is what Rachel cooking looks like.

And the final product...

Overall, I had a great weekend. It was fun to spend time with another newly wed couple and great to see Chris and Kae. They are a good kind of people.

So why would you care to get out of this place? You and me and all our friends, such a happy human race. Eat, drink and be merry cause tomorrow we die. - DMB

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It looks like you had a great time. It took me soooooo long at work to get all these pictures to load up. It looks so nice there. I hope you are recovering from the car accident.
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