Anniversary Weekend in Montreal
I know, I know. I’ve been a bit quiet the last few days. Sorry. I missed you too! The reason for my absence is that Derek and I snuck away for an extra long weekend to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. Two years! Yay for us!
I considered taking my beloved laptop with me but decided against it. I wanted to spend time “off the grid”, unplugged, and with my awesome husband! It was so worth it
Our actual anniversary was Friday, the 24th, but we headed out on Thursday morning. Like I said, we wanted to indulge in an extra long weekend!
So where did our celebratory travels take us?
To the beautiful city of Montreal!
We had both been there before, but not together, so we were super excited about exploring this great Canadian city together. All of the old buildings, cobblestone streets, and charming ‘Frenchness’ reminded me of our weekend in Quebec City last year.
So pretty, isn’t it?! My camera was very happy!
As luck would have it, it rained the entire 4 days that we were there. For reals! It didn’t stop us though, because we still did and saw everything we wanted to. And to be honest, the rain made it an extra bit cozy, and definitely romantic! If anything, it forced us to slow down and hop into a bar or cafe for a beer or coffee every once in a while. Wonderful!
We were saying to each other that we learned the definition of ‘scattered showers’ this weekend, because it would rain off and on all day long. Umbrella open. Umbrella closed. Umbrella open. Umbrella closed.
Luckily the hotel had a stash of great umbrellas right at the door that we could use.
One of the things I will remember about this trip is the food. Man, we ate our way through the whole city. And not just normal or healthy food: very indulgent food. Mmmmmmm……!
Halibut with veal consomme and fresh potato perogies
The most amazing lemon beignets
Montreal smoked meat sandwiches (and omelettes!)
Poutine (French Fries with cheese curds and gravy)… Twice!
Fresh croissants with blueberry jam
Bloody Ceasars with crab legs
Montreal style bagels with cream cheese
Seafood paella (Derek. Definitely not me)
A few pitchers of rum and coke (don’t judge)
OK, and a bunch of other stuff. Wanna know the kicker??
I did not take a single photo of our food! I guess I was too busy enjoying the moment (just like it should be)!
Old Montreal has so many cute shops:
And I have a strange obsession with doors. Any time I travel I end up taking pictures of doors. Some people just don’t get it.
How is it that every city on earth has a Mexican restaurant? Well, I guess that’s a good thing, because I love Mexican food! (I’m guessing that’s the back door?).
The Notre-Dame Basilica. Stunning. I would love to hear the organ in there.
This is where we spent our anniversary dinner. It’s so fun to celebrate our relationship and think back to the things we have experienced together. It was just such a love filled weekend. If you haven’t been reading Revel for very long, you can check out our wedding here. Awwwww!
We stayed at Hotel Gault in old Montreal and totally loved it. The room was huge and modern and we had two nice rounded windows with a pretty few. The bed was crazy comfortable and the staff was incredible. A little slice of heaven.
And would you believe it? The ONLY picture I have of the two of us together all weekend was a self-timer one taken before heading out to dinner. Oh to be back there right now!
Happy Anniversary, babe! Life with you rocks!