We left early yesterday morning, and drove all day to get here. Lucky mommy let me watch my Robot ABC DVD in the car. Have I mentioned this is the best movie of all time? I will have to tell you more about it later then, since we've done a lot in the last two days and I've got lots to cover.
Ok, back to yesterday morning: when we were about halfway there, we stopped at a big ice cream factory. It is run by two guys, who weren't there that day. Luckily, their friends were and they were serving ice cream!
The guys' floor
Mommy sampling the wares
Then it was a couple more hours in the car, across the border, using my passport that I didn't get to use back in April when we missed our cruise. When we got to Montreal, we went to do what mommy and daddy seem to spend a lot of time doing, that is, eating. I know when I sit and do nothing all day, I don't have much of an appetite. This does not seem to bother them.
Daddy got a taste of what it is like when you can't read, or you think you can read but you really can't. When the pig feet with sauerkraut came out, boy, was he surprised. They were pretty good, though!
Drawing pictures at Les 3 Brasseurs. I am concentrating hard because of the loud French rock music in the background.
Hmm, my work could use a little work. Or less French rock.
After dinner we went for a little stroll. In the snow. Mommy and daddy said we had to because Montreal is much more "Christmas-y" than Boston.
Giant Christmas "tree"
Lights on Rue University
It was so cold, these guys froze! Ok, they're statues called "Secret Bench."
I stayed warm inside my bubble. Warm, but mad that I had to stay inside my bubble. I like snow!
The next day we went out to visit the Science Centre of Montreal. That is, Le NOUVEAU Centre des sciences de Montreal.. It just opened last month with all new stuff!
Here we are at the entrance.
Time to go in, right? Unfortunately they posted a sign on their door saying they were opening 1 hour later than usual because it's winter break. So we went for a walk around the neighborhood.
The pier next to the Science Centre. Frozen solid.
Did I mention it snowed?
While we were walking we came across this giant church. It's called La basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal.
Look at the tiny people walking up the ramp!
We went inside but didn't stay too long, as I didn't like the looks of this place. I said, "Scary" and "Go outside," which was pretty clear to mommy and daddy.
Inside the Notre Dame
Incidentally, the Notre Dame was just about the most
Across the street from the Notre Dame
Since we had spent enough time walking around in the cold, we went back and the Science Centre had opened.
French Canadian person being squeezed by A and Z in the main hallway
The exhibits were lots of fun. I got to play with lots of sound equipment.
Learning about salt.
Learning about salt from a giant salt shaker.
Later we got to produce our own video. My one is about cars. Eventually, they're supposed to email us the video, so when I get it, I will share it with you.
Making beat box noise for soundtrack
There actually wasn't that much for me to do there, so I had to invent stuff to do.
Playing with the fun blinds drawcords
Ok, this was fun to look at. Everything in this exhibit moves frantically when you push the button. I liked to "push the button!"
After a dim sum lunch in Chinatown, it was off to nap time for me. The parents went to the contemporary art museum while I snoozed.
Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal buried in snow
Their favorite artist there was a guy named Vik Muniz. He's a Brazilian sculptor and photographer, whose "thing" is doing old works of art in grains of sugar or dirt, food, or toys. What I saw when I woke up was pretty awesome. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of his stuff, so just search for him on the Internet, and you'll see lots of neat stuff.
Back on the Metro to go home, I snapped a shot of one of the quiet trains.
They're quiet because they have rubber tires!
Ok, that's it for tonight. Hopefully I will be able to post more before I get back to Boston. Montreal is shaping up to be a fun town!