Photo by: Daniel Raphael Cooper
I’m in Montreal for the week and this evening I went out for an evening stroll in search of my favourite French Cafe I discovered during my first visit to Montreal in 2004. I had been anticipating the visit all day….. looking forward to a steaming hot mug of Chai Latte and some sort of delicious, flaky pastry that you just can’t find in the USA. You can imagine my disappointment as I rounded the corner to discover that this quaint, cosy cafe has at some time in the last five years, been replaced by the ubiquitous Starbucks. But it seems the Starbucks is in good company. It’s just down the street from a huge Crocs store and a California Pizza Kitchen. This is not the Montreal I remember. *sigh*
On the plus side, I’ve survived peak hour traffic twice today……Just! I think I’ve already mentioned how thankful I am that I don’t have to commute. Doing it in French is all the more….um….interesting.
I did find a delicious crepe for dinner and as I sit here typing this in the hotel lobby I’m enjoying the antics of a 3 month old Vizla puppy. I’m clucky for puppies. They always make me smile.
And now I have a choice to make. Back to my room to get some much needed sleep, or a leisurely glass or two of wine? Hmmm….