The Montreal Road Trip with Keith

Went to Montreal last weekend and had a great time, but am glad to be home.
A short overview:

FRIDAY – get up early and pick up Keith and drive to Montreal, check into cozy hotel room and go to Sho-dan for amazing sushi.

SATURDAY – breakfast in an oddly quiet downtown, take the metro to pick up our race packets, then walk and shop along St. Catherine Street, which became insanely crowded. UFC was in town that evening and we saw one of the fighters on the street. Great people-watching, but too crowded for my liking. We crashed for a bit back at the hotel before heading out to watch a bit of the Habs game and a tasty spaghetti and smoked meat dinner at Reubens, then back to hotel to watch game and rest up for the race.

SUNDAY – 9 AM – I ran the 5k in 30:38, a PB (personal best) but I still wish I’d broken the 1/2 hour mark. At 10, Keith ran the 1/2 marathon and wanted to break the 2-hour mark. He did it in 1:55:00. :-) We headed back to the hotel for a bit then went out for burgers at a diner and a wee bit more shopping. We did dinner at Bar-B-Barn, and were both utterly exhausted.

MONDAY – up early and left Montreal at 7AM. Drove to Quebec City and stopped in at the Laurier Mall for a last bit-o-shopping. There’s an awesome gaming store in that mall (on the 3rd floor) that we spent a fair amount of time at. Then hit the road and head back to NB. The deer came out as the sun went down adn we saw some mighty road kill, and thankfully managed to make it home safely.

TUESDAY – so glad I took the day off. Slept in, napped, caught up with Jay over coffee, went and picked out new frames for my new glasses prescription (will be a couple of weeks before they come in), napped, hung out with Keith & watched “In The Name of the King” (starring Jason Statham) which was MST-worthy bad. :-)