After the day trip to Quebec City, we went back to my uncle’s home in Montreal to stay for another night. The day after, we toured a little more of Montreal.
I was told that this place is really well known for its smoked meat sandwiches. Good thing we got the chance to try it because that sandwich was indeed very delicious (I find it very difficult to describe how good something tastes…). For those interested, it’s located at 3895 St-Laurent.
The next destination was the Olympic Stadium that was the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It has quite a unique building style with its tower on an incline.
At the top, people can see across Montreal. People can see the different structures nearby that were all once used as Olympic venues. Nice view!
Here’s also a nice video of the view while going down the lift.
Driving by McGill University
On the way back, my uncle took us by the McGill University campus. Didn’t really get to see much of the school except for what I saw from inside the car.
Not exactly a touristy thing to do, but we had a rather large dinner with as many of our family members as we could. We had 18 family members – not exactly a regular occurrence for us. We could have had more, but we were missing my dad’s eldest brother’s entire family (7 people), two other cousins, and an aunt. And this was just my dad’s side of the family.
This was the best opportunity that we had in order for everyone to see each other in person and catch up after years of not seeing each other. One of the nicest things about the family is that people very much respect these family gatherings and are eager to go to them. I’m sure there are lots of people who don’t really share the same enthusiasm of seeing their relatives.
This dinner was also a birthday celebration for four people in the family that had a July birthday. I want to post pictures, but I’m not able to since I’m not sure if the others would be okay with it. But anyway, here’s a picture of a finished cake.
The next morning, we would leave Montreal for our tour to New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
More photos here
Matthew August 1, 2012
Yeah I hate family gatherings LOL. For us it’s basically meeting a bunch of total strangers, and pretend you know them (out of politeness). Totally not fun.