Wednesday, April 21, 2010

More Montreal.....and photos!

Our "supposed" reason for going to Montreal. To see Jamie play football. She's the quarterback on the left of the photo looking like she's about to be killed. But she got the pass off before they pummeled her! The Montreal Tower. Originally built to for the 1976 Summer Olympics. You take a tram up from the bottom to see the aerial view of Montreal from the top.
Just a few of the millions of gorgeous flowers at the Botanical Gardens.
Hubby loved it there.
And so did I!
There was also a butterfly area where hundreds of butterflies flew around free. One took a liking to me.
Another view of Olympic Tower and the Biodome - and me on the podium after I earned the Gold Medal.
The Biosphere which was the United States contribution to the 1967 Montreal World's Fair. Hubby went there as a child and the Biosphere is about the only thing he remembers. It now houses a museum.
Mont Royal Park is in the center of Montreal. We drove and hiked to the top and got a view of the city from there.
One of the things Hubby most wanted to do was visit this record store again. He collects LP's and is a very intense lover of music. He found some very unusual LP's, including a virgin copy of the Abbey Road Alternate Album by the Beatles. He was excited to get a free cloth bag from the shop because he spent more than $100!
Besides all the museums and restaurants, etc, Montreal is well-known for it's underground mall. It covers many blocks of the city, and is accessible via the subway stops. This is just one of the fountains in the middle of the mall. Once you're inside, you don't really realize you're underground.

4 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

tag vennard said...

Oh what a lucky buttterfly!
And in what event was that gold medal of yours? The one we practice for?
thanks for a wonderful trip baby, I love you!

starstruk said...

Oh, LOVE the Botanical Garden photos...gorgeous orchids! Also love the butterflies!

Bahston Beans said...

Hi Karen - Thanks for the comment on my blog! Great pics of Montreal, I've never been! Happy Friday - Kelly