On Christmas Day my husband and I had an epiphany. We were going to be kid-free for a week! What to do? We decided, at what some would consider to be the last minute, to go on a road trip to Montreal for some much needed rest and relaxation.
We knew we wanted to stay in Old Montreal. We went to the Orbitz site to help us locate a hotel in Old Montreal. We settled on Le Saint-Sulpice. Apparently Montrealers take the week between Christmas and New Year’s off. The hotel had quite a few vacancies and we were able to negotiate a room upgrade and continental breakfast for two nights.
Montreal is about a three hour drive from our home. We left on Wednesday around 1PM and were checked into our room by 4:30PM. Check out the room.
After we checked in, we went down to the hotel’s restaurant for a cocktail and to find out from the locals what they would recommend that we do. They highly recommended that we go next door to the Notre-Dame Basilica for the holiday light show. We ordered some more wine and a charcuterie platter. Then we headed over to the light show.
Unfortunately we missed the show. Tickets needed to be purchased in advance. I guess that means we’ll have to plan another trip to Montreal. What to do? Eat and drink some more, right?
So we headed over to Holder. Holder is a gastro pub. We wanted something light and that’s just what we got. We didn’t have reservations so they squeezed us in at a table at the end of the bar. Perfect.
We strolled back to the hotel with full bellies and totally relaxed. I laid down with a book and Mark went down to get two glasses of port. By the time he got back I was asleep.
Day two to follow . . .