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post #1 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Off to Montreal this Saturday

So the time is fast approaching, my oldest & I are off to Montreal this Saturday. The goal of the trip is to walk around Montreal, I think we will hit Quebec City as well. I've heard some horror stories lately regarding Montreal and motorcycles, though I don't think MY Strom will be in the "Most wanted [to steal]" category.

Any recommended places to stay (or stay clear of)?

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So the time is fast approaching, my oldest & I are off to Montreal this Saturday. The goal of the trip is to walk around Montreal, I think we will hit Quebec City as well. I've heard some horror stories lately regarding Montreal and motorcycles, though I don't think MY Strom will be in the "Most wanted [to steal]" category.

Any recommended places to stay (or stay clear of)?
Our "wakes" may pass each other. I am headed over to Lake Champlain for a gathering with my family. I'll be leaving here on Friday and returning on Sunday.

Sounds like a really neat time with your son. I bumped into my oldest daughter this evening and asked, (Okay, almost begged), her to spend an evening or 1/2 a day riding with me. Time passes much too quickly......

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So the time is fast approaching, my oldest & I are off to Montreal this Saturday. The goal of the trip is to walk around Montreal, I think we will hit Quebec City as well. I've heard some horror stories lately regarding Montreal and motorcycles, though I don't think MY Strom will be in the "Most wanted [to steal]" category.

Any recommended places to stay (or stay clear of)?
Absolutely.....







Stay clear of Montreal!!!

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I've stayed here: http://www.hotel-saint-malo.com/
a few times. Relatively inexpensive, pretty near the heart of downtown, walking distance to loads of places, a real "ye olde-timey type of place", but parking's free.
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I've stayed here: http://www.hotel-saint-malo.com/
a few times. Relatively inexpensive, pretty near the heart of downtown, walking distance to loads of places, a real "ye olde-timey type of place", but parking's free.
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Our "wakes" may pass each other. I am headed over to Lake Champlain for a gathering with my family. I'll be leaving here on Friday and returning on Sunday.
I'll be on the lookout, there is no mistaking your bike Barry!


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Sounds like a really neat time with your son.
My two oldest are my girls. Don't be confused should you see my maroon bike, 2-up, with a pink passenger ;-)

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My two oldest are my girls. Don't be confused should you see my maroon bike, 2-up, with a pink passenger ;-)
My apologies to your daughter!!! I went back and re-read your post and I am scratching my head as to how I inferred "son" from your text.

Pink? Well, I guess neither of us is going to miss the other!!!

(I have two daughters as well.).

It all sounds like a bunch of fun!

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Just be sure and tell them you are Americans.

It's OK for dumb Americans not to speak French, but otherwise they assume you are Anglo-Canadian and that doesn't go well....

And because of the NHL's expansion, they now have a strange nostalgia for Original Six teams and fans.

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You can see the usual tourist traps. Old Montreal, the mountain, china town. Saturday night is the fireworks at La Ronde, they close off the Jacques-Cartier bridge around 8pm. It's a great vantage point to watch them.
Lots of great places to eat, night-life is awesome, I don't think your daughter will appreciate the other thing Montreal is famous for: strip clubs.

"Can you spare some change" is how people say "hello" in Montreal.

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If it were me.............I would take her to Québec City. Lots to do and easier to get around; not as BIG.

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