Saturday, October 24, 2015
I went to new heights during my August trip to Montreal. In July, my first time back to Montreal in five years, I saw these people hanging from wires and walking on wooden planks. I thought totmyself at the time, "I need to be brave enough to do that." So in August when I returned suddenly to Montreal, I decided to try the Voiles en Voiles experience of walking through the planks of the Pirate Ship theme attraction. I was 13 feet ( not 35 feet like the higher level) above the air attached to a zipline. The expereience had its ups and downs and I saw many adults and kids experience the struggle that one has with heights and trusting the zipline and oneself. It was definitely a memorable experience. The summer in Montreal was wooing me with the fun, attractions, and beautiful weather.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
When I found myself, the second time this summer in Montreal, I decided that I wanted to see the Cross atop of Mont Royal. I kept seeing it from a distance when I was walking down in the city. I worked my way back to the Chateau on Mont Royal, after sweating and climbing through trails I newly explored, I finally reached it towards the top, the Chateau that is. I rested a bit and asked the information desk attendant for directions to the Cross. Ten minutes up the main path. I was so close before. I was super tired and exhausted, but that didn't matter. I came to see the Cross. I walked on the path for 8 minutes when I realized, the Cross was close. I felt it and as I rounded the corner there it was. There were about fifteen tourists at the foot of the Cross; talking and taking a break from hiking up Mont Royal. I joined them by sitting at the foot of the Cross. After a few people left, I took some photos and decided that I was going to figure out the fastest way back down Mont Royal that didn't involve too much walking. I did find it. The road and the second overlook of the city. I really enjoyed exploring this and I fell more in love with Montreal and I want to know more.