I had an exhausting but wonderful day yesterday exploring the city by foot…I do believe I walked the perimeter of the city, then zig zagged my way back to my hostel, only to get caught up in the FranoFollies…a 10-day long french music festival that takes place throughout the city. I had dinner at an outdoor cafe while listening to an electronica style band, only to have it start pouring rain (luckily I was under cover), but I didn’t stay dry for long. I was sitting there reading my book and enjoying my crepe when an oblivious man bumped my table spilling not only my white wine all over me, but my water as well. My dress was soaked and so was my book. So much for staying dry!
But neither the spill nor the rain stopped me and hundreds of other people from watching some wonderful French music acts. It was magical even…as though nature wanted to do its own lights show for the bands…quite the lightening show! I eventually headed back to my hostel and passed out…and even slept in until 8 this morning (per Matt’s suggestion that I not treat my vacation as a marathon and run myself ragged!)
The Franco Follies:
I watched a latin jazz band called Joaquin Diaz and this whole street was filled with salsa dancing!
View from the Chalet at the top of Mont-Royal…it was quite a trek to get up here but the views were certainly worth it. Luckily it was a clear day and didn’t start raining until the evening!