Montreal Canada

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Montreal

Aside from a stop at the Gander Airport on Newfoundland, I have never been to Canada. So I incorporated a brief excursion into Canada as part of my road trip.

The first stop was Montreal. Once through, the highway had two indentations in it for tires, like it hadn't been taken care of in a while. One thing you see quite a bit of in Canada are wheat fields. You will see more wheat fields here than you will in Nebraska. Something totally bizarre while driving through was that I got English radio stations in Quebec, and French stations in Ontario. I thought for sure it was the other way around. French Canadians also do not speak English with a French accent like you'd expect. Mainly what I was looking for at that time was a hotel, and found one outside the city for two nights. I drove across the bridge that goes over Le Ronde park, and although I had planned to skip it, since it was a Six Flags park, from so high above it looked pretty, so I planned to go there first thing the next morning. It turns out that traffic in large Canadian cities is worse than traffic in large American cities, and I couldn't get around too well with a car.

http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/

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Montreal
Montreal
French Border
French Border
Latitude 45 north. I crossed this …
Latitude 45 north. I crossed this…
unfortunately, its kph
unfortunately, its kph
tons of farmhouses here
tons of farmhouses here
deep ruts in this road
deep ruts in this road
Giant bridges in Montreal
Giant bridges in Montreal
The big dome
The big dome
a tunnel
a tunnel
a typical Montreal street
a typical Montreal street
Montreal
Montreal
Statue
Statue
I wasnt able to get to the castle
I wasn't able to get to the castle
Icy road sign
Icy road sign
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