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Montreal Meet-Up Itinerary Thread (Sept. 24-25)

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71. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Kris and I are hard to miss, even in a crowd. (Just ask Phil and CC!!)

Yup, 'tis true. Just look out for the colours... If there's too much colour look for the guy who looks like a Terrorist with Magnum PI style clothing...

{Phil is secretely booking another flight to Chicago to go and steal the Kitten at Isa Manor}

72. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Pardus

{Phil is secretely booking another flight to Chicago to go and steal the Kitten at Isa Manor}

Oh Phil... Did I forget to tell you that Lily is coming with us??? She won't be here!!! And we have special babysitters to protect the rest!!!! Mwahahahahaha!!!!!!!

73. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

For anyone still packing........here's the weather report for Montreal...

Thursday: 77F/58F (25C/14C), Scattered thunderstorms (30% chance)
Friday: 65F/43F (18C/6C), Sunny
Saturday: 62F/45F (17C/7C), Partly cloudy
Sunday: 64F/51F (18C/11C), Showers (40% chance)

Pack as you see fit. I'm bringing shorts......um, pants, that is. Maybe a Hawaiian shirt...Montreal might need a little color....

74. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

They almost had me at "we don't take reservations on weekends", but I said "well, now I'll have to call people all over the world!" and so it's a go!

And so:

WHAT: Breakfast Saturday morning

WHERE: Eggspectation - 1313 De Maisonneuve West (corner de la Montagne) at 9:30 (I picked the non-smoking section - sorry to any of you who need a puff with your coffee!)

WHO: Under my name (Tina)

75. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

WAY TO GO TINA!!!!! Never let them intimidate you!!!

What do we want??
Breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!
When do we want it??
NOW!!!!!!!!!!! (or in this case - SATURDAY MORNING AT 9:30!!!!)

BTW: Anyone who sends me a PM after 6:00AM (Central Daylight Time) on Thursday, will not get a reply until we hit Montreal and either find a computer center at the hotel or an internet cafe. We do not have a laptop.

76. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Another question for Tina: What voltage is there in Canada? I am debating whether to bring my own hairdryer, etc etc. if it works. I know I can look this up somewhere but I am just being lazy .

77. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Another question for Tina: What voltage is there in Canada? I am debating whether to bring my own hairdryer, etc etc. if it works. I know I can look this up somewhere but I am just being lazy .

Jeez, Anne - it's Canada, not Burma! ;) Consider Canada like America-lite. We have the same voltage system, drive on the same side of the road, use dollars and cents, and tip after a meal (15%). The only difference you'll notice is that our food and beer is better, and being in Quebec the bars stay open till 3 and you'll hear a lot of French (althoguh Quebecers are notorious for vacationing in Florida, so you may not see much difference there).

78. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Hey, you never know! We have Mexico also in the "Americas" with different voltage, so anything is possible. Now, funny you mention the 15% because the canadians (mostly from Quebec) are notorious for not tipping...at all! Their excuse, we are from Canada, we dont tip. Have they been using this as an excuse all these years but yet they do tip in their own country?

Tina, another question...ahem...no, I better not

79. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

The snowbirds are notorious for being both clueless and sticking out like sore thumbs (you can spot a Quebecer on a beach at 200 feet- speedoes! oh no!!!). I don't know why they don't tip there - but they're probably the same people who don't tip here, either. Bad snowbirds!

I don't mind the questions a bit - in fact, I like them! I guess I'm just surprised sometimes at how Americans tend to know so little about us, their closest neighbour. But that's an old and tired debate - let's stick to planning martini nights and how to get the Isas sloshed! (Did I say that out loud?)

80. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

The snowbirds are notorious for being both clueless and sticking out like sore thumbs (you can spot a Quebecer on a beach at 200 feet- speedoes! oh no!!!). I don't know why they don't tip there - but they're probably the same people who don't tip here, either. Bad snowbirds!

They do!! Especially in Hollywood Beach, my old neighborhood. They are all fried to a crisp, leather-like skin and yes, speedos!!

Quoting tway

I don't mind the questions a bit - in fact, I like them! I guess I'm just surprised sometimes at how Americans tend to know so little about us, their closest neighbour. But that's an old and tired debate - let's stick to planning martini nights and how to get the Isas sloshed! (Did I say that out loud?)

I am guilty of that myself. The only thing I personally know about Canada is great skying resorts and cheap medications. Thats it! Shame on me! I almost NEVER hear any Canadian news or even read about it in the newspaper. I probably know more about Africa and Asia than I do about Canada. Let's look at it this way, no news is good news.