Rollercoaster Robin

That was fun!

After going to a Habs game on Friday night (they beat Ottawa 5-0), I spent my birthday yesterday with Liz and Jessica. You can view the full photo album here.

We started the day having breakfast at L’Avenue, a very trendy and tasty restaurant. The food there is awesome, and the bathrooms are epic (they make you feel like you are at a rock concert… audio, video, everything).

Liz and Jessica

Liz and Jessica

 The rest of the day was spent on Ile Stainte-Helene, one of the islands south of Montreal.

Us on Ile Sainte-Helene

Us on Ile Sainte-Helene

After walking around enjoying the sights, we ended up at La Ronde, a giant amusement park on the island. We hadn’t planned on going, but what a great way to spend my birthday!! :) In the end, we went on a ton of rides, including 6 or 7 different rollercoasters. It was the first time I went home feeling sick after my birthday when beer wasn’t involved :p

The Goliath

The Goliath

Here are a few videos I took of the Goliath. It reaches speeds of 110 Km/h. I am still amazed we managed to get Liz on it.

There is also a video of the full ride on youtube, if you want the 1st-person experience.

P.S. Squirrels!

Liz and I have been surrounded by squirrels in both Toronto and Montreal. The other day Liz and I were laying around one of the parks, eating chocolate. We started noticing a gang of squirrels approaching… apparently we were on their turf, and they wanted their cut off the chocolate. Here’s a video of their leader… I think his hame was Bruno.



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10 Responses to “Rollercoaster Robin”

  1. Jess Says:

    Amène nous à la Ronde
    La Ronde, la Ronde
    Le plus gros joujou au monde
    La Ronde de l’Expo!

    What a great day. Joyeux Anniversaire Robin!

  2. Cecilia Says:

    Hey Guys… it looks like you’re having a blast. Now I can’t wait to go to Montreal myself. My friend Margaret is coming to Montreal from Edmonton next weekend, I may just take the train…
    Bon Voyage!

  3. Johnn Says:

    Were they flying carnivorous squirrels? Did they end up tasting like chicken?

  4. Cody Says:

    Glad you had a great day!

  5. Marlene Says:

    What a blast, roller coasters are just great. I am jealous of the ride, not the sick part though. LOLO
    Love you both, and glad that you had a great day.
    Dad and Marlene

  6. White Calf Says:

    Hi Robin Hi Liz – I think I’ve seen Bruno before – he looks familiar.

  7. Deirdre Says:

    Hello, Pilgrims (pil-playfuls)

    No sojourn in Montreal is complete without a visit to the blessed pilgrimmage site of St. Joseph’s Oratory and a viewing of Brother Andre’s enshrined heart. Liz will surely want to do as so many pilgrims do and make her way up the stairs on her knees (if remember correctly the same number of steps Christ took enroute to his crucifiction).

    And of course, inspired by the lofty oppulence of Notre Dame Cathedral, you will want to once gain stroll along the Main (St. Laurent Blvd), rush for Dim Sum at Maison Kam Fung (1111, rue Saint-Urbain), and (perhaps another day?) brunch at Beauty’s Luncheonette, 93 avenue du Mont-Royal Ouest indulging your passion for bagels,lox, blintzes (and Hymie’s slightly over-bearing presence).

    As White Calf would say, “Eat my darlings, eat!”

  8. Pam Says:

    Ok I love rollercoasters, and if ever you need someone to ride with Robin, I will be there!!!!

    That one looks like fun!

    Hope you enjoyed your day. Cool to hear that you made it to a game.

    Liz, did you ever think that you would be able to be on a vacation such as this and have as much chocolate as you have had???? Dream boatish!

    Check out this site and vote for your favorite “Hockey Night in Canada Theme”!

    Miss you guys!

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  10. Colton Says:

    wish you where here

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