01 September 2011

we walked this city

This long weekend getaway that was supposed to be a couple days of play turned into crazy. All because of this little recent force from nature called Irene that many of us experienced and thankfully it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been in most places. Some things I learned :: Canada does not show or keep up to date news of the U.S. nor do we keep up to date news of Canada. Anyone know why this is? It was such a surreal experience and I almost still feel as though it was all a bad dream. I just kept thinking :: dude, this would never happen in Europe… unfortunately.
We took the train up on Thursday, it was awesome. Caught up on some easy blog reading and TV show watching {thankyouverymuch awesome new iPad}. We packed up a bag of cheese, crackers, hummus, fruit and veggies with two bottles of wine. 11 hours didn’t feel like 11 hours – it felt like hours of chatting and seeing pretty river/lake views of hills and mountains and all that good under-the-bridge graffiti. Then it was a good two days in Montreal. Then Sunday came when we were supposed to catch the train back home. That didn’t happen. All trains, planes and autos were cancelled. With no hotel to stay in and tropical storm force winds and rain outside – it was a day I’d rather not recollect. It was interesting the occurrence of unfortunate events that followed. And then a taxi, an airport, a bus, a hotel, a bus station, another hotel, a bus, the other bus and another bus, then finally a taxi home from Chinatown. It might be a while before I attempt another Canada trip. Despite all that, here are a few of the highlights…

:: a little rose for me & a big-ass bloody mary for my mom::
::Jean Paul, I'm so in love with you::
::so it's in a museum, can I still have this bag please::

::Avenue Duluth-and-Chinatown in Montreal::

"I think the way people dress today is a form of artistic expression.
Saint Laurent, for example, has made great art.
Art lies in the way the whole outfit is put together.
Take Jean Paul Gaultier. What he does is really art."

{andy warhol}


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Katherine said...

You look fabulous! And all the food looks delicious :)

bananas. said...

eeks! sounds like a nightmare...

fortunately you made it back safely and from your pics it looks like you had a pretty good time.

also, you look lovely as usual.

Holly said...

i love that your mom is drinking a huge bloody mary!