Roaming around Montreal

                                                           Canadian Maple Delights: my favorite store in Canada!   

Montreal’s Bakeries and Coffee Shops

La Brioche Doree served the ristretto espresso just like back in France and Italy.  They extract the perfect shot of espresso with the crema layer that the states can’t quite seem to pull off. O Plaisir Gourmands was the most impressive bakery I have ever experienced.  Leave the pastry making to the French to perfect….

J’adore Chez Suzette

This was our first meal in Montreal.  I was on a mission to find crepes for brunch!  Flashbacks of my introduction to Paris at the “Creperie des arts” began the moment I spotted Cidre on the menu.  I finally found some French style Cidre again to go with crepes–the proper way to eat crepes in France, I…

A peak into the Ice Age: Athabasca Glacier

This glacier is now 3.7 miles long, 2.3 square miles wide and 300-980 feet thick.   It may sound pretty huge, but sadly it’s shrinking quite dramatically.  It is currently receding at a rate of 6.6-9.8 feet per year.  Here is an idea below of the shrinkage since 1982 (my birthyear;o) Danger:  watch out for…

Sunwapta Falls

This waterfall was off of Icefields Parkway in Canada. The turbulent river/falls derives from the massive Athabasca Glacier pictured in a previous post. We stopped here to have a picnic while enjoying the panoramic view and the big yummy quiche–that took all night long to cook:)

The Columbia Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

THIS was a drive of a lifetime from Banff to Jasper.  The Columbia Icefields Parkway was filled with the most breathtaking sights from pristine mountain lakes to ancient glaciers and infinite flora and fauna.  I would have to say that this unique 180 mile stretch from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park  is essentially…

Moraine Lake

Cyrus and I decided we love this lake even more than beautiful Lake Louise This is Buddha and his friends up on the rock. Cyrus thought they were picture worthy…and I found this photo funny enough to share in my blog.