Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bonjouwoof Montreal!!
We packed our meal, treats and toys quickly and headed to this
bootiful town Montreal a week after mom returned from Tokyo.
This is the reason why we haven't visit you for so long. So sorry and we miss you all.
It took about six hours to reach to the destination by drive. We were waiting to check in at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
This hotel is one of the dog friendly hotels in town.
There is a suite called John Lennon & Yoko Ono
suite where famous 'Bed-in for Peace' was taken place in 1968.

Then dad gave us a tour. He has lived in Montreal for about

ten years before he moved to Toronto so he was an excellent tour guide. :)

"Sophie Brador??? Where are you?? We walked through the Old Montreal. The old pavement is nice.

This is the all tourists' destination, Jack Cartier Square. This is the Parisian metro entrance. We took a break after the city tour.
Then mom and dad walked to Bell Centre which was
only 5 minutes away from our hotel................. to see
...... this man (AGAIN!)
"Who is HE?!?"

"Ah.... Barry Manilow!". Is he the reason why we're in Montreal?!?

Did they go to NYC and Detroit to see him??"

(BTW, mom has been a "Fanilow" for 216 years! ha ha ha ha ha!)"

Momo & Pinot's Mom is here... "I've been to Montreal but never visited there with their dad.

I've always wanted to explore this town that he used to love."

Dad showed mom the city around after the concert until early morning. This was mom's first time to visit to Mount-Royal in the night.

The view of downtown Montreal from the Kondiaronk Belvedere was gorgeous! Then they stopped at St.Viateur bagel shop to get some REAL Montreal bagels

around 3 in the morning!

Can you believe you can buy REAL bagels 24 hours a day??

This was our mid-night snack. It was so chewy and yummy! :) Next morning........

"Are you going to show us this town again, dad??" Our first stop was Parc Lafontaine.

There are many parks in downtown Montreal and each one is big and bootiful.
While our walky, there weren't many people around. Then we walked many major streets that dad used to enjoy. "Can I try these ice cream??? Mom's ice cream (left) is huge!"

Dad shared his ice cream with us. Mean mom finished hers all by herself!!!

All apartment buildings and parks we saw are very pretty!!!

We decided to try this famous Montreal Smoked Meat at Schwartz's on
Saint-Laurent Boulevard. The restaurant was packed!
We all had the big sandwiches with spicy smoked meat.
"Why no pictures?? Guess why!" :D

Before our departure, we drove through the Old City again. This was the day before the big race, Formula One Ground Prix.

All restaurants and stores had F1 flags and related items. After driving back to Toronto, mom and dad went to see

Barry again at Air Canada Centre!!!!

Mom and dad said he was only 2 meters away from their seats.

They were happy to welcome him in our hometown! :) Our vet will perform the neuter surgery for Pinot on Thursday evening

or Friday morning.

(Pinot) "Wish me luck! I am a big boy, I can handle this."

Momo & Pinot/J & R


FleasGang said...

You guys are lucky getting to go on a vacation with your parents. It looks like you all had a great time-especially your mom and pop. We can't believe they stayed out so late! Maybe next time you'll get to meet Barry :-)

The FleasGang

Toffee said...

Saturday around noon-ish sounds great...just in case anything changes my pee-mail is: petfxr@hotmail.com

Also, my parents are at 44 Jackes (PH9). The park is small enough that my mom will find you, right??

Pinot - good luck with the neuter! OUr paws are crossed for you buddy - we know you'll do great! Which hospital do you go to by the way? I think Dasha goes to the Rosedale one but I am not sure.

Do you think they'll play Barry Manilow music for you as you are waking up from anesthesia? I have no doubt if they do that then you will be up and ready for a nice walk on Saturday!

It looks like you all had a fantastic time in "Mount Royal"...that was one awesome dog bed you two got to share - I cannot imagine the bed that your pawrents got!! = )

My mom is looking forward to seeing you on saturday (as well as my dad2b and Dasha and hopefully my grandma)


Boo said...

haha! u two don't be jealous mom finished her icecream all by herself. she's eating for 2 now.

wet wet licks


Snowball said...

Oh... thats seems like a really nice trip. I wish I could travel around with my hoomans too but Singapore has stupid regulation.


Simba said...

Mummy is soooooo jealous. She wanted to see Barry in las vegas, but ff daddy wouldn't go.

Simba x

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi buddies..
barry manilow'?? wowwwwwwwwwwwww is too old.. no???

Yours have a lucky doggies... this travels are grate..

Send a big hug

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Such a beautiful city! My Mom says she visited there several times when she was a kid.

Barry Manilow groupies, huh?

Bussie Kissies

Niamh said...

Looks like a terrific vacation. Neat places to walk, a nice big bed to sleep on and ice cream. Does Barry Manilow like dogs?

Your friend,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a wonderful trip. It must have been exciting for all of you to be there together with your dad as tour guide.

purrs and tail wags

Sophie Brador said...

You guys were all over my neighbourhood! The Plateau, Mile End .... that's my hood!!!!!! I used to live right by Schwartzies and right by St. Viateur Bagels (so glad you didn't say Fairmont), and now I live just a few blocks East of La Fontaine (Des Erables betw. Rachel & Marie Anne). We will definitely stay put for a while.

Too bad I didn't get to see you in La Fontaine. It would have been so much fun!!!!!


BWTH Dog House said...

you guys are sooooooooooooo lucky to travel around. How I wish my country is a dog friendly as yours.....sign. Those place are beautiful and your pawrent are sure a big Barry fan.

slurpy licks,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a pawsome vacation. Barry's concert looks great.
I'll keep my paws crossed for you Pinot

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, what a spectacular howliday you both had! The hotel is sooo kewl to allow doggies too. I'm sooo jealous right now. Wish Malaysian hotels allowed doggies too. We promise to not soil their furniture...Looks like you guys had a pawsome time!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Amber the Chihuahua said...

Hey Momo and Pinot, what a fun fun trip with your pawrents. and the hotel looks so luxurious. I want some bagels!! What a beautiful city!!


Clover said...

Hi guys!
Looks like you had so much fun in Montreal. It is one of my mom and dad's favourite places to visit - I am hoping they will take me there this summer! It will be a shorter drive for us, about 2 hours.
Good luck with your surgery, Pinot! We know you will do just fine!
Love Clover xo

Stanislaw said...

We have matching Metro stops here in Chicago!

You guys look like you're having the most fabulous time ever. I'm jealous of those parks and I'm super crazy jealous of that ice cream!

Good luck to you Pinot. We'll see you on the other side, as you make your man-doggie right of passage. Big Pupi and I did it and now we're more beastly than ever.

Asta said...

Momo and Pinot

I'm so glad you got to go on this bootiful twip wif youw pawents..Mommi likes Montweal..but I've nevew been...I wish you evewything good Pinot wif youw suwgewy..I will cwoss my paws that all goes smoofly
smoochie kisses
youw sissy

Sparky said...

Momo, Pinot!

It's grrrrEAT to see a new post! Man, looks like you've both been having quite the adventure! That ice cream look delicious, Mmmmm...


Orable & Charlie said...

What lucky dogs - you got to share the ICE CREAM! Have a great weekend!

licks & slobbers

Toffee said...

see you saturday at noon!

Sassy Kat said...

What a fun trip it looks like you all had! You sure saw a lot of things. I really liked that bagel idea of 24 hour food.
Will be thinking of Pinot Friday while he recovers from the surgery. OUCH! Be sure to take good care of your little brother.

Sparky said...

It's so encouraging to see two pups go on vacation with their pawrents! Good luck with your ball removal Pinot!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

WOW! What a fun looking trip! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Snowy & Crystal said...

WOW guys,

we enjoyed your trip pictures

thanks for sharing

we are about to leave for a long vacation too

Maltese Paws,

Snowy and Crystal

Toffee said...

see you tomorrow

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow your pinkies are true Barry Manilow fans. Your dad did a great job at showing you and us around Montreal. So did you get to see Sophie Brador??? She often hangs out at that park you visited.

Pinot, you would have had the op by now. Hope it went well matie.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Toffee said...

It was such a pleasure to meet you and your pawrents today!

Thank you all very much for coming to meet us!
toffee's mom

Rohr and Ryder said...

Hope the surgery goes/went well.

Had Rohr and Ryder neutered two and a half weeks ago; Ryder is now cone free. Rohr got his cone off a week earlier. *phew* glad that is over with.

Love your new entry....

Lorenza said...

Hi, Momo and Pinot!
Glad you had a great time in Montreal with your parents! Looks like a very nice place!
My auntie loves Barry Manilow too!
I am sure Pinot's surgery will go very well. I will have my paws crossed for him!
Kisses and hugs

Punkin said...

U guys must of had a very nice vacation.

I was nutered just over a week ago and all went well. Pinot u must of had the same thing done and hope u are feeling all chipper like I was. It was nothing.

U all can link me if u want.

Woofs and Licks