Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Fun


I can't believe that it is August 1st. Summer is going by so quickly,huh.  Well, as usual July has been very hot and humid in Ontario, but I'm not complaining.  As long as there is airconditioning, the heat is good.

This summer we decided to holiday in Montréal, Quebec, and rented a lovely apartment in Pointe Claire. Pointe Claire is an historic village located on the West Island of Montréal.

Sometimes, a city holiday is just the thing to do, others go to the cottage for their summer holidays, but I enjoy what the city has to offer.  This particular holiday was the best of both worlds spectacular, tranquil setting, away from the city, but only a short commute into downtown Montreal.

Normally I don't see anybody first thing in the morning at home save for my immediate family. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I actually enjoyed being around people and seeing so many people out jogging in the morning. I saw people with dogs, on bikes and even rollerblades. I could see this type of lifestyle being quite conducive to a healthy lifestyle and just wanting to just get out doors and to get physical.

Not to mention, the scenery in Pointe Claire along the river is so beautiful. It really calls for people to come out and enjoy it. I don't know whether it is just because the weather was fantastic, scenery was perfection, or if it's just people were on holidays, but by and large everybody was quick with a smile.

This holiday unlike our previous holidays which are packed with sightseeing and activities from morning until night, this was really chilled. We spent a lot of time reading, dinning out, and basically chilling by the river. Sometimes it's great to just be able to slow down and enjoy being together as a family without the distraction of a hectic itinerary.

The highlight of the holiday was our last night. We went to Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the Park. The play was at the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montréal, what a wonderful place for a Shakespeare play. The cast was superb!

I brought the camera but unfortunately the battery was dead.  Thus, all memories are stored in our head and no app for downloading memories stored in our minds, yet.  I am certain that we will return to Pointe Claire and next time I will check that I bring a camera that I can actually use, ugh.

5 comments:

Rose said...

Looks like you had a lovely holiday, sis!

DUTA said...

Tragedy is not my cup of tea , but "Macbeth" performed in a cemetery, that sounds like a very special experience.

Anyway, I'm glad you had such a perfect vacation in that historic village of Pointe Claire.

Angelina said...

Thank you Rose, yes it was so nice and I didn't even have to use French to communicate.

Thank you Duta, indeed, watching Macbeth in a cemetery was awesome! Especially, as it got darker into the evening. Although, walking to the car after the performance was a little nerving.

Monkey Man said...

Our daughter likes to borrow our camera and not charge the battery. I can so relate to your frustrations. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always return the favor to find out who follows me.

Angelina said...

Thank you Monkey Man, I so do enjoy your blog!!!

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