Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Let's go VINTAGE shopping

Our little Inn had breakfast waiting for us.
Our waiter was BLAH!! so we didn't let him sign our 
autograph book, so poopy on him.


French toast for Miss Bee 
and a Brie omelette for me.
I told you this would take me awhile.
Only our second day in Montréal.
And what a day it was, right girls?
We patiently waited for this 
VINTAGE shoppe to open. 
MONTRÉAL is on a very laid back time schedule. 
Not like mine.... let's go, 
OPEN THE FRIGGIN DOORS.

 CUL-DE-SAC for sure.
 Great store with FUN things from the past.


Waiting for Julie.
Let's go next door girls.
Damn they were skinny back in the 50's.
Sweet Miss Bee with a peignoir. 
So pretty.
 Another pretty street in Montréal. Rue St. Laurent.
The girls were hungry after all that shopping. 
So let's do lunch.
A little Italian?
 How about a little Italian waiter
We asked him to "BRING IT ON"
He brought the food to the table, 
and we just gobbled it all up.
 This was course #1...
I don't have pics of everything, 
but someone does.
We ended our lunch with this 
FABULOUS 
CRÈME BRÛLÉE
Oh YUMMY
AUREVOIR MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC.
Hello Ontario (that's where I live BTW)

I wanted the girls to experience the little 
FRENCH ferry crossing I use. 
Well, not only did we get to cross it once for $8.00, we crossed it over and over and over again for 
$10 bucks with this FRENCH guy driving.

Wendy trying to cover her bad tattoo.
Pretty CC
Save me save me.
Julie trying to hoola-hoop with the life saver.
Jeanne having her "HA" moment.
 Wendy, did you want that cute French man to save you too? He saved Juliet!!
Only JULIET got this ride for free.
My girls, my side of the river, my friends.
Then we HAD to PEE
We REALLY had to pee.
 They should have held it, lol.
They really should have held it.
Oh! Wendy feels better now, 
or was that another HOT FLASH?
Treated them to some original
POUTINE at my favourite "casse-croûte".
French fries and squeaky curd cheese smothered in
rich brown gravy.
It's a staple around here, like grits to the South.
Not only did CHEY SISY give me
 one BIG POUTINE, she graciously gave me 
TWO for the price of one.
C'est si bon, right Miss Bee?
I see your tattoo CC

Yes my dear family, I'm still alive and well.
They haven't killed me yet, lol.
Oh, and we HAD TO STOP at a garage sale.
 You never know.
Let's go girls, more things to do.
Randy was waiting for us.
He cooked dinner again.
That's another story.
Yup, this is the reception 
every single time
 I come home.

PUPS everywhere.
Next stop
BOLT'S CASTLE
I leave you with our sunset tonight.



22 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear.

I blew it.

YOU are magical my friend, you are a giver of LOVE and what can I say?

Moi, je regrette de ne pas être allée chez toi...tout les restaurants, LES HOMMES!LES BOUTIQUE, les souvenirs d'un temps bien passée parmi de vraies amies...MERCI pour ce billet plein d'amour ma belle...Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MON DIEU....ma grammaire est affreuse! Je sais BIEN écrire...oh zut! Anita

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing another fun day...I catch myself laughing along with all of you! ;D

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on Note Songs. Your blog is so pretty, colorful, and full of life!! I love all things Pink too. In fact, we did a post called "A Glorious Color" awhile ago. I especially liked the picture of you in the pink stage coach...so lovely. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would really enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your fabulous ideas and photos. Hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day. Oh, I have a beautiful picture of Canada on the post that I did yesterday.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Ahhh, what fun that ferry boat ride was. I think that French guy was smitten. I loved that pegnoir...wish I had bought it. BUT, I have the one you gave me and I love that one even more!
I had pictures of the food at Casa Napoli. Wasn't it so good - except I don't like calamari. At least I tried it.

I love you!
xoxoxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You girls look like you are having the best time! Now that is what girlfriends are for!! The ferry ride had me laughing but the lineup to pee had me...well...peeing in my pants! Can't wait for more! hugs, Linda

Shelia said...

HI Dear Claudie! OH, shoot! I'm seeing all of the fun I missed! :) I'm loving all these great snaps! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Riet said...

HI Claudie. What a wonderful time you must have had with your blogging friends. Your photo's are gorgeous and all say FUN. Wonderful.

I was invited to a bloggers gettogether last Saturday. We had high tea in my friends lovely garden. We had a wonderful day.There was a lot of pink so I am posting some pf my photo's on pink Saturday.
Have a nice day
Riet

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Claudie,
OH girlfriend, do you ever know how to throw a great party!
Those gals are having the time of their lives!
Love all the beautiful pics, love your gorgeous black dress and the food, amazing!
I so want to visit Montreal, it is on my bucket list!
I've been to Toronto and Winnipeg and lot's of Ontario but Montreal just looks dreamy!
Hugs and thanks for sharing this too,
Cindy

Grace said...

POUTINE and friends a little slice of heaven!! lol You girls look so happy and had so mmuch fun. French Man looked like he would have sailed all you lovely ladies all the way to France! lol Grace xoox

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello Claudie,
That is amazing that your dad had such a great attitude considering he lost his legs in the war. I, too, think about my dad often. Your dad would be so happy that he raised such a wonderful girl. Take care my friend,
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Marydon said...

What a fabulous time you ladies are having. Montreal & Quebec are my 2 fav's. So much history & beauty.

To share with you ~ Sherry & I are heart-sisters, forever. We are still trying to figure who the milkman was .. but nobody is telling, chuckle!

I just spent a wee bit of time with Spencer @ Bellamare Cottage last weekend. She is a beautiful bubble & fell in love with her immediately. So enjoy meeting the lovelies we meet in bloggyville.

Have a fabulous time!

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

wendy said...

Oh, so fun so fun. LOVE every minute of it.
the memories never stop
YES, I freaking had HOT FLASHES...in all that hot humid weather. Felt like I was melting all the time.
MELTING.
that stinking Henna tattoo still haunts me...and Miss Bee
it was fun though, something to giggle about for sure.

LOVE YOU

jeanne said...

Claudie, this post is awesome and so much fun. It tells our story perfectly. I love the photos and you have each moment of our day showing the fun we had. It is like being there again. What am I laughing at??? HA!

I am so behind with the things I want to say and do to thank you and all the girls for the lovely and generous gifts. I have had so much going on here. I am finally getting the rest of my things unpacked. No kidding, I am still unpacking. Sigh. However, I am on it now.

I'm going to finish unpacking now. It is my goal before I go to bed. Your post is outstanding my dear friend. Thank you so much for everything Claudie.

Love you to pieces,
Jeanne xoxoxo

GardenofDaisies said...

Fun!! You ladies are having sooooo much fun!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Claudie,

I have been following your steps and that of Wendy and I SAW that VOUS, LES FILLES, saw MY FAVORITE AUDREY MOVIE OF ALL TIME....Roman Holiday....she was and still is my favorite....and thank you for making my comments page so bright with the love you exude. YOU are a magic maker my friend...you "get it." YOU MAKE THE MAGIC for others and then in turn, inspire them to do the same. LOVE IT.

Je t'aime...Anita

Julie said...

Dear Girl #2

I am visiting with my girls this morning. Can you feel it? We just couldn't have fit one more thing into a day. Everything was so amazing. As always.

I am so enjoying everyone elses pictures and the stories that go with them. It's like someone just popped into my head and put it to paper.

"arrosez de jus de citron...." That would be the only difference with my version. Always a little different.
Just like the "listen".. Can't help it.

Love ya.
Girl # 1

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Claudie you are a HOOT ! How could anyone have a bad time with you...impossible! That waiter must have been constipated.
Yup you do have the dates correct but I'm leavin' early to go visit my children on the way up.
Can't wait to meet you . (())

xinex said...

Oh what fun you have been having. You are such an awesome hostess!...Christine

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh Claudie,
I could picture myself with you and your group of friends, WHAT FUN!!!!

The pics of you all lined up at the outhouse are hilarious!
Love your white dress. Thanks for sharing your fun fun fun trip!

~ Violet

pinkim said...

OMG...You all had soooo much fun!!! What a group...you know how to do it right...I love it.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Sista #2, Still can't GET YOU OUTTA MY HEAD! :) Nor this trip - thanks for taking me BACK to Montreal - and that vintage shopping was so sweet with you gals. The lunch at the Italian restaurant and the Sangria you all enticed me to try - how sweet it was! :) My favorite, of course, was the Creme Brulee. :) You are a lovely narrator my dear Honee of French Poodle friend. Our Canadian Trip - hmmm, I have an idea. :) Not gonna tell you either! I love YOU sista #2. Signed...Sista #4 :) xoxoxo