Vamos a Mexico

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It’s that time of year.  Time to be the typical Canadian that flees the frigid arctic air mass that has settled over Southern Ontario (and much of North America actually) and head south for some sun, sand, surf…and cervezas!

This has to be the perfect timing for getting away, this past week has been frightfully cold and I am thankful we have a wood stove for alternate heat.  As well as warming up the basement, it helps to shut the furnace up for a while.

We are headed to sunny Mexico for a week, therefore there will be no posts until after I return, meanwhile, I have put together a snapshot video for you so you can at least be there with me vicariously.  Please turn your speakers on, you will love the accompanying music!

Adios y Salud!

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Looking for a Christmas Gift?

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Are you wracking your brain trying to think up of a gift
for your Sister, Mom, Grandma or Aunt Edna?

OR, are you planning a winter getaway in the sun and need an Island Purse?

Look no further than these glossy pics…

These are the last of my handmade vacation purses in stock and
I am selling them off at a 60% discount!!

Oh…and I almost forgot, each purse comes with a matching makeup case inside (that is an $8 value – FREE), attached on a tether…so you won’t lose it…or the purse if you attach the tether to your belt loops.

Each Purse is only $20.00 CDN.   First come ~ First Served.
(shipping extra, email me for rates to your locale, pymt via Paypal only)

Purse Collage1Email me at gitana1962@live.com if anyone is interested.

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Montreal ~ Une Belle Ville

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C’est Bon!

It has been several years since we visited one of our favourite cities in Canada…Montreal.  Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and the second largest in Canada (after Toronto), surprisingly large for being located in the middle of a river.  Montreal is an island city surrounded by the fast flowing waters of the St. Lawrence River.

Rue de la ArtisiansWe usually head to Montreal every few years to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  We were not married there, nor did we honeymoon there, but the city holds such history, culture and character that we just love to spend the weekend walking through the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Montreal exploring the many gift shops, boutiques, art galleries and museums.

DSC00979The architecture of the grand old buildings is simply stunning.  Solid oak doors like the one above are unheard of today in modern building construction.  Many companies have been located in Montreal for over a hundred years, the one below I am sure you can guess as to what they produce…

DSC00980Even though Montreal is a bustling, busy city, smack in the middle of the island you will find Mont Royal, the namesake of the city.  A natural hill (mountain) that is a nature-lovers paradise set amongst a concrete jungle.  A place where you can spend an hour or two walking its trails and climbing to view the spectacular skyline of the city below.

Climbing Mont RoyalMont Royal ViewDSC00974After you climb down from the mountain, head over to one of the many brasseries (breweries) featuring local micro-brewed beers or enjoy one of the many restaurants serving an excellent variety of cuisines to suit just about everyone’s tastes.

DSC00984I hope you have enjoyed this little snippet from our last visit there in 2009…. I think I will have to plan another visit this coming May, and If you ever get the chance to head to ‘La Belle Province’, Montreal should be at the top of the must-see list…

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