Saturday, August 29, 2015

2015 Blogger to Blogger Tour - The Magers are here (no, not baseball)

I was going to title this post "Thunderbird, meet Sonja. Sonja, meet Thunderbird", but really, it's a continuing post in the amazing 2015 Blogger to Blogger Tour series.

They came, they saw, and... Whoosh!... they are on their way.

Sonja and Roland, that is.

They are hearty and hale folks, that's for sure. They barely look the worse for that tiresome east to west jet lag.

That said, Susan and I did our best to squeeze in the quintessential must see, and must do experiences for our out of town guests.

Yesterday we did Mount Royal (all three lookouts)...
... the Plateau (grabbing some iconic snacks along the way)...
... downtown (a coffee break at Myriad steps away from Concordia's campus)...
... Old Montreal and the old port...
... dinner at Wellington (in Verdun, with a decent Merlot/Syrrah blend we picked up steps from Notre Dame, appropriately labeled C'est la vie!)...
... and winding down with a leisurely cruise home along the Lachine Canal and the shores of Lake St-Louis.

Before they went their merry way headed to their rendez-vous with Karen in Morrisburg, Sonja hopped on Thunderbird for a quick spin.
They'll be back in a few days' time to complete the tour of Montreal's remaining must see and must do wonders.

Keep an eye on Sonja's blog, on Karen's blog, and on Dave's blog and you'll be able to follow their progress in Eastern Canada!

19 comments:

  1. Glad to see they've arrived safe and sound. Hope you didn't tire them out too much - still lots to see and do!

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    1. Dave I'm waiting for the blog posts to catch up so I can see what they've been up to.

      Or I can just wait for them to come back here, some time today.

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  2. Not quite ATGATT there.....tsk tsk. :)

    Glad Sonja and Roland got there safely and were warmly welcomed!

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    1. It's ironic Dom, because Sonja refused to take a spin on the bike without digging out and donning all her gear.

      I think she felt bad about not riding it down the street and did it just to humor me.

      She did break at least one law there though.

      Just another crazy biker.

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  3. Pretty cool to have people you know from blogging show up to meet in person. Someday I'll have to venture north into Canada. Better get my passport renewed though...

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    1. Steve you and Kim and the dogs are welcome here for a visit.

      Renew that passport.

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  4. David, I hear you are an expert tour guide.

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    1. Maybe not an expert Karen. I think that my main travel agent skill is that I can't shut up.

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  5. I am happy they arrived safely. It looks like everyone is enjoying the tour of Montreal.

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    1. It was the super-duper condensed version, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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  6. Glad you guys are having fun! So cool!

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    1. Thanks Deb!

      We're going to get another crack at it tomorrow.

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    1. Kind of, but the weather was just about as perfect and far from a hurricane as can be.

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  8. Thanks, David & Susan for the blasting tour through Montreal. We got a sightseeing program squeezed in one day, that others don't get to see in three...

    Very late in updating my blog. Spotty wifi plus too much to see and do ;-)

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    1. You and Roland are the perfect house guests.

      Looking forward to the second instalment.

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  9. David, how did Sonja like the bike? I was impressed when I saw it, did she enjoy the ride? Did it fit her?

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    1. Ed we're going to have to reserve judgment until Sonja can give a real road test, hopefully tomorrow.

      I've now got it all decked out in touring mode, heated grips installed, and the tail bag on the bike.

      I took it on the highway the other day. It wasn't very windy but there was a good wind.

      The bike actually was more comfortable with the tail bag installed. It may provide some cavitation in the airflow behind the rider, and in conjunction with the windscreen and with the Laminar Lip installed, there is considerably less turbulence than there was before.

      Sonja will sit lower in the saddle and she may find the ride quite quiet.

      Time will tell.

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  10. Montreal looks quite lovely of course and the motorcycle looks right for the job. Good enough to ride to Key West actually.

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