oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
oracne

Montreal Wednesday


Wednesday was devoted to the Biodome and a trip up to the top of the Olympic Stadium via funicular.

Alas, at the Biodome I did not catch a glimpse of the sloths, and also missed the otters.  But I saw at the golden tamarins and a baby monkey with its mother, a lynx, many lovely tortoises, enormous fish, ducks, the back of a beaver, and penguins penguins penguins.  After all that, we were too tired to go see the Botanical Gardens, so we're doing that today. 

We took the subway back to the neighborhood of McGill University, and ate dinner at Cafe Holt, a really excellent lunch/afternoon restaurant inside of a famous department store.  I had a really excellent open-faced sandwich--goat cheese, sweet chunks of beet, toasted hazelnuts, greens, and a slightly salty dressing.  We walked back to our hotel from there, quite a trek, and spent the evening mostly lying around the hotel room, watching tv and reading.

I picked up my registration packet for Worldcon this morning, and shortly we're heading out to see the Botanical Gardens, the second largest in the world (after Kew Gardens), and possibly the Insectarium if we aren't too tired.  Tomorrow is my busiest day at the con, so I probably won't get to do much so far as tourism goes.  It might seem like a nice rest!

Subscribe

  • Wednesday reading

    Currently, I'm reading a book for anonymous review; If Chins Could Kill, a memoir by Bruce Campbell, which has a great raconteur-style prose; and…

  • Wednesday Reading

    I am still awaiting the arrival of my new Kindle, but am still reading in the meantime! My current book is At Your Pleasure by Meredith Duran, from…

  • Wednesday Reading

    I am actually reading the thing I said I would read next! I started To Love and to Cherish by Patricia Gaffney over the weekend and am loving it so…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments