He also noted that the Olympics held in Montreal in 1976 were the Summer Olympics, which was a complete surprise to me. Sidenote: Canada came in 27th in the medals count with a total of 11 medals and no golds. The Wikipedia article I read pointed out: Canada remains the only host nation of a Summer Olympics that did not win at least one gold medal in its own games. (from here.)
We started out the day by going to Old Montreal. Sadly, it was bitterly cold, most things were closed, and Rachel cried about ninety percent of the time we were walking, so it wasn't the most awesome part of our holiday.
At one point Sam's French teacher jokingly told his class that if they were going on a trip they had to invite her. So Sam invited her to come to Montreal with us. She declined but, since she grew up there, she gave Sam some "Montreal homework." Above, he is standing in front of the cathedral where Celine Dion got married. Maybe you've heard of her?!?
...and Dave ordered Eggs Benedict poutine. I ate about half of Dave's order. Fries with gravy and hollandaise sauce are my new downfall!
The kids loved playing with our friends' daughter, E, and Rachel especially was such a mother to her. "Hold my hand now!" We can't wait to visit with these friends again.
And then Dave and I looked at each other and said, "Was that the Prime Minister?!?!?!?" And after talking to a few people, we have determined it was. He was traveling home from the parade which had been right near the cafe.
After that exciting (and slightly terrifying moment), we made our way to Dave's aunt and uncle's house where we enjoyed an excellent supper and good visiting. And then it was time for bed.
The next day we headed home and that ended our exciting Ottawa-Montreal-Blue Jays trip. As with practically every vacation, it was too short, and I can't wait to go back and visit again.