A Visit to Old Montreal
Today was a day to visit the big city. We spent the day learning more about the Quebecois and their biggest city. We traveled first to the Church of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of Montreal. It is on the highest point in the city and has unbelievable vistas. There are 300 steps up from the parking lot up to the church. The steps are divided into 3 sections with the middle section reserved for pilgrims who climb the steps to the top on their knees.
We ate lunch at Swartz's Deli for Montreal's famous smoked meat. Sandwiches were delicious. (The restaurant is owned by Celene Dion's husband, Rene.)
The next stop was the underground shopping mall--4 floors of stores and shops. Then on to Old Montreal which is as European as any city in North America. During dinner it began to rain. We all got a little wet going back to the van.
It was a wonderful day of fun and sightseeing, and an interesting way to end the week of work and learning.