The one where I talk about our weekend in Montreal

I didn't realize how much I would LOVE Montreal.

It was amazing.

The weather was perfect and we were able to spend some quality time with some of our amazing college friends! Win. Win.

Since our friends have a tiny human of their own, they planned a great, toddler-friendly weekend for us. So fun! Here are some of the highlights.

And by highlights I mean: you need to do this stuff if you ever visit ;)

Village Cafe

A sweet little coffee shop PERFECT for mommas + toddlers. They have a little play area near the tables so the mommas could sit and chat while the little ones played. It was beautiful.
(It's the little things, right?)

Parc du Mont-Royal

As a born + raised Texan I was all.about.the.leaves.changing.  It's not something we really see here. To the best of my recollection most of our foliage goes from blooming to non-existent. Just kind of skips all of the color change. No better place to see it on this trip than from the Parc du Mont-Royal. Apparently there are several methods to get to the top (driving, biking, running, etc.), but we took the stairs. Little S was a big fan of this and made it up a good way before she looked at me and said "Mommy hold you?"
Oh, there is also a totes legit view of the city from the top.

Vergers & Cidrerie Denis Charbonneau

Apple picking day!  This might have been might favorite thing ever.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves, but totally, totally fun and worth doing.

Oratoire Saint Joseph 

This was kind of a happy accident. We were driving somewhere else (after apple picking) when C saw the dome and asked our friends what it was. After looking it up we realized it was something we definitely wanted to check out and even though Google Maps didn't really want to get us there, we found a way. Extra happy coincidence that we got there as the sun was going down so it was extra-amazing-view-time from the balcony.

Also, there were lots of stairs and the little apparently is stair obsessed. Who knew? She was a big fan  and anytime she'd see more stairs instead of sighing about it like the grownups in the house she would point and say "'nother stairs!" 

We were only there for a weekend, but these main sights along with walking around the city made me feel like we really got to enjoy some of the best that the city had to offer. Overall it was definitely worth the drama of flying solo with Little S.


Also: Photo credit to my talented friend, Jim Gibbs. Pretty sure he took most of these because C was just not cutting it as a photographer.

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