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Récits d'un couple heureux à Montréal: Première partie 
2007.10.22 05:17 pm
(Mme. LaPlante would be ashamed of how long it took me to sort out that title. My French knowledge has atrophied to a tryly pitiful extent over the last 18 years.)

After a late start on Sunday (I think we left the house at about 1pm), we crossed through the customs checkpoint on I-91 without incident, and arrived at the hotel at 7:45pm or so. I think I even mostly managed to give Anne passable directions to our hotel, which came as something of a surprise to both of us. Checkin was uneventful, and upon arriving we decided to kick off the honeymoon in a truly romantic fashion...

...by ordering delivery pizza and watching the Red Sox game. Yes, really. And, yes, Anne was entirely on board with this plan. No one ever claimed that we were a normal couple. :)

After that was done with, we conked out, and we both got a night's sleep with absolutely no alarm for the first time since... the night of October 6, I think. It may not have been the most exciting start to a honeymoon, but I think uninterrupted, unstressed sleep was the best gift we could give ourselves.

Today, so far, has been a day of intentionally aimless wandering. First up was breakfast at Chez Cora's (we're kind of hooked on them, be it in Montréal, Toronto, or Fredericton), then meandered around the general vicinity of the Place des Arts, and eventually wound up in Old Montreal and perused the shops and galleries in Marché Bonsecours. Anne took quite a few pictures that will probably turn out well, and I took a handful that probably won't. Par for the course, really. :)

The most surreal moment of the day, to this point, was being serenaded by a passing vehicle blasting "Cum On Feel The Noize" at extreme volume... then looking at each other with matching expressions of "that really just happened, didn't it?" on our faces. I guess Quiet Riot is traditional Quebeçois music. Who knew?

We made our way back to the hotel, where Anne took a short nap, and now we're about to see if we can settle on somewhere to go for dinner.


Making a decision.

About dinner.

...yeah. Pray for us, will ya? ;)
2007.10.22 10:03 pm (UTC)
Places I know in Montreal that Anne and Truss won't be eating: Au Pied de Cochon.

Though if you find that place from the same No Reservations episode that has 100 different kinds of poutine, let me know where it is. :)
2007.10.23 04:24 am (UTC)
Hey, supposedly they have a couple of vegetarian things to go with the foie gras section. :)

The poutine restaurant could be La Banquise...but here, just have a Poutine Review Site.
2007.10.23 04:53 am (UTC)
Heh, I was just looking at that website earlier tonight. My favorite bit is the guy's review of the one place that puts gorgonzola on its poutine.

I'd like to go to Au Pied de Cochon sometime, but more just to say I've been there. I'd probably just be a wussy-boy and get the steak frites.
2007.10.22 10:08 pm (UTC)
I can feel the warm fuzzies all the way down here. :) It's a wonderful feeling. Keep it up, guys. :)
2007.10.22 10:34 pm (UTC)
Speaking of honeymoons and pizza and even "par for the course"... The first night of my and meranthi's honeymoon trip [not counting the night of the wedding, which we spent in the same building the reception was in], there was a Pizza Hut and a mini-golf course right across the street from our hotel. So that evening's entertainment was very easy to plan!

I hope you two continue to have a very fun trip! And thanks again for inviting us to your wedding--we had fun helping you celebrate.
2007.10.22 10:42 pm (UTC)
No one ever claimed that we were a normal couple.

I tried, once, but couldn't finish my sentence with a straight face. But why would you ever want to be normal, anyway? :-)

Re: Quiet Riot/Quebec... erm... both start with "Q"? Neither one is super-hot at the whole English-language-spelling thing? (Yes, I know it's actually Slade's fault, but still.)

Glad to hear you're enjoying yourselves.
2007.10.22 11:11 pm (UTC)
you'll go hungry!

Glad you are enjoying Montreal. :-)
2007.10.23 03:39 am (UTC)
Aww. Maybe not storybook-romantic, but definitely warm-fuzzy domestic-romantic.

(Of course, with that icon, you could talk about how you went around setting the countryside ablaze, and it'd probably still sound romantic.)

If it helps you avoid starvation, you could imagine that someone else is there, vigorously suggesting whatever restaurant is closest. ;)
2007.10.23 04:52 am (UTC)
Setting the countryside ablaze is very romantic, if you're into that kind of thing. Of course, it helps if you're doing it in a good cause (like, say, the liberation of France), as opposed to just because you're an arson-oriented jerk.
2007.10.23 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hmm, now I've got versions of Quiet Riot songs running through my head... as composed for the mandolin and harpsichord, and with old english lyrics..

"Bang thy head! *dingalingalingaling* Metal health shall drive thee ma-ad. *strum* *strum*"

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