Rich and I decided to take another staycation (they’re our fave) and to start off said staycation… we went on a road trip with our good friends Ivanka & James to Montreal for the weekend. The main reason for this trek was to see a comedy show. The show we went to go see was “The Nasty Show”. Man, I have never laughed so much in my whole entire life! Mind you… if you are at all the slightest bit easy to offend… this show is NOT for you
We left on friday morning and all seemed well. It’s about a 6 hour drive once you add all the pit stops so I had a ton of time for knitting I took the shrug I’m working on, as well as another pair of socks for the 12 Socks Project About an hour or so in, Ivanka wanted to take a nap but realized that she had left her pillow at home. Luckily, I brought a bunch of balls of yarn for the shrug and lo and behold… a pillow! Never thought of using yarn that way… but hey, it worked!
she’s gonna kill me for posting this
The drive was going well until we hit a wall of rain. This wasn’t a normal rain fall, this was literally a wall of rain. The visibility quickly jumped to zero and we slowly just surely made our way through it. It was pretty scary cause every now and then, we would see funnel clouds forming and luckily, dissipating
This is James driving… at this precise moment James is saying WTF?!
We finally got into Montreal in the afternoon and checked into our Hotel. We had a lovely dinner at the Keg and then made our way to Crescent St. for some drinks
We strolled back to our hotel at about 2 in the morning. Needless to say, some drinks were had. I don’t drink, and I always have a camera on me (evil laugh) so I decided to snap some pics as my lovely husband and James decided that it would be fun to button up their shirt “gang style” and march down the street. It was soooo humid out that my lens kept fogging up, but it made for some fun pics
Aren’t they cute with their almost matching plaid shirts?!
The next morning, Ivanka, Rich and I went for a walk through Old Montreal. They had a lot of these hand painted parking meters and I thought they were the coolest ever.
We found a Starbucks and I decided that it would be a good idea to have a cupcake for breakfast. I mean, look at it, wouldn’t you be tempted!?
Rich decided to document this breakfast extravaganza
It was soooooo yummy.
We did some shopping and then headed back to the hotel to nap/freshen up. I needless to say… decided to knit We then went out for some dinner at quite possibly the worst Italian restaurant I have ever been to. My pasta was frozen in the middle!!!! oh well. We then headed over to the comedy show, had a ton of laughs and then met up with some friends for some drinks.
At the end of that night, I decided to force everyone to have some poutine as Ivanka & James had never tried Montreal poutine, which is the BEST ever! In case you don’t know what Poutine is… its basically fries, cheese curds & grave yum.
I opted to get hot dogs on mine.
On sunday we were going to hit up a yarn store but realized that they didn’t open till noon so we just got on the road and headed home. It was an awesome weekend.
Oh ya!!! this is the only thing I bought while there… my new knitting bag
So now for the rest of the week, I’ll be knitting away like a mad woman working on busting my stash I’ll post pics of my progress!!!