Friday, March 26, 2010

Trip to McGill U in Montreal



We left Gleason looking longingly after us....
...apparently wishing he could go look at colleges too...
...but he was in charge of protecting and looking after Bobbay....
My sister Mary Beth, Joe and I arrived in Montreal around 4 pm and took a walk to catch our first look at McGill, the prestigious international university.



On the walk, we passed some beautiful shops which I was not allowed to stop in!!!
...at least not yet!









That was our first glimpse! Isn't it beautiful?

Today, we are meeting Zita of Mlle Magpie who will be taking us to Rue Notre Dame to see the sights and point out the antique shops ! :)

This afternoon we will be touring the University and sitting in on a session for accepted students!
What a wonderful city Montreal is...

I will share the rest of our day and any interesting "finds" later!

Hope you are planning a fun weekend!
:)

31 comments:

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love Montreal! I visited for the first time this past summer and just loved it. How lucky to attend the University there!! Enjoy your visit and I look forward to hearing more about it! (We loved shopping in Old Montreal...so old and quaint.)

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness ~ that is absolutely gorgeous !! My hubby flies to Montreal all of the time ~ I think I just might have to tag along next time ~
xoxo
Lori

Bonjade said...

Oh lucky you.....
Such nice place, take a lot pictures for me please.....
Nice fun weekend too.

La Petite Gallery said...

I haven't been in Montreal since 1967. I do remember the Fantastic Hotel we stayed in and dinner where they had a real live little pig on the waiters table. He rolled it around to let us feed the pig with a baby bottle, the shop's were Gorgeous.That is a beautiful University. What a fun place to go to college.
I bet they still won't speak English there.
It was hard shopping, as the clerks refused to speak English.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

You're so lucky.... Enjoy!! :)

Ruth

Windlost said...

I studied at McGill for 6 years for my undergraduate and grad degrees- loved every minute of it. Montreal is an amazing town!!

It's me said...

O lucky you Montreal is great............enjoy your trip...........have a good time enjoy.....hugs from me bye...........

Amy Skehan said...

What an exciting city to go to College! Best of luck.
http://livinginbeautyandcomfort.blogspot.com/

Tami said...

Oooo like that yellow dress!! What a gorgeous school...have a great time looking for antiques!

Blue Muse said...

OOOoOOo so dreamy and lovely. Have a wonderful weekend up there! Can't wait to see what other treasures you share.
xo Isa

Lilly Higgins said...

Montreal looks gorgeous! I've never been. Gleason is handsome too! It's always so hard leaving them when they watch the car go out the drive like that!

Gail said...

It's jealous I am! What a beautiful place, the thought of antiquing there made my heart beat a little faster!

Cat said...

Looks absolutely stunning! Have a great weekend!

Theresa said...

What beautiful buildings! I hope you enjoy the tour, meeting your friend and getting to shop a little! Have a blessed day!

Beach House Living said...

Goodness I have been to Montreal in decades. Poor Gleason; he looks so forlorn that he did go along.

north pal said...

enjoy yourself immensely! the more you enjoy yourself, the more we get to hear about. :) Bestest,Denise

Morning T said...

Oh it looks beautiful- I've always wanted to visit Montreal. Enjoy!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Poor little Gleason! but I'm sure you'll find him some nice doggy treats for your return home.
Say hi to Zita for me...you guys will have a blast shopping together looking for all things blue! lol
xxx

Linda said...

It looks like a beautiful city! And the photo of Gleason is adorable...

Dayhomemama said...

How wonderful, Montreal sounds so perfect and romantic... I really should go sometime, though I'm all the way on the other side of Canada. Enjoy!

SooZeQue said...

I found my heart beating faster looking at all the wonderful flea market finds. I hate that night comes and I can't get my fix! Beautiful stuff. My art is usually made out of junk.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Hope you enjoy your trip to magnificent Montreal a city dating back 500 years...
There are plenty of shops and if you have a chance perhaps a little side trip to Quebec City would be wonderful, just like going to France. (well almost, the language, the history and the beauty is breathtaking)
Enjoy your weekend in our Canada.
Susan

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Montreal looks a beautiful city....you can certainly see the French influence in your photographs.
I can't wait to see your photographs when you go shopping....how shallow am I !!!! haha.
Enjoy your time in Montreal, Laura. XXXX

Ángeles G. Reyes said...

¡Hola Laura! Me llamo Ángeles, soy de Tenerife, España y hace poco que sigo tu blog. Me encantan tus fotografías, el paisaje, la arquitectura, es todo toltalmente distinto al lugar en el que vivo. Gracias a fotos como las tuyas, puedo viajar con la imaginación.
Gracias por compartirlas. Saludos, Ángeles.
Te invito a que me visites, estoy en:
dentrodelagaveta.blogspot.com

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

thanks for taking me on a great vacation...

Rostrose said...

Dearest Laura, the University looks really gorgeous - a bit like a castle, a bit like Dutch houses... Wish you a a wonderful time there!
Hugs, Traude

Simply Defined Design said...

Montreal looks fantastic! It reminds me of Europe! Enjoy and post more photos!! Best, Connie

Roseanna said...

My daughters are planning a Mom and daughters weekend trip for the summer, I suggested Montreal! Now I am even more convinced it is a destination...wonder if Petit Auberge is still there?

Les Cotrions said...

What exciting life you have my friend!!! So sweet surprises when you came back home...nce Valegifts from Mira, beautiful flowers in your garden...and a wonderful Rob who was waiting for you!
Have a great day with Zita tomorrow!
Big hugs!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I loved my visit to Montreal. It was such a European feeling city. A surprise for me in North America.

Enjoy your blogger meeting. That is such fun. xo joan@anythinggoeshere

Chrissy said...

Laura,your in my country....how awesome! Meg loves Montreal,she has a number of friends at the uni. Have a wonderful time....welcome to Canada!!!x0x0x