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Big Trip 2014 - Ontario and Niagara Falls

Our time in Ontario was spent along the shores of Lake Ontario, at Sandbanks Provincial Park. It's pretty much a series of sand dunes and beaches, right on the lake. The day we were there was very cold and windy. I had to hang on to a post, just to make sure I didn't get blown away. We ate lunch at a Canadian chain called Tim Horton's. Tim Horton's is pretty much everywhere, even the little towns. It's kind of like a cross between a Dunkin Donuts and a sandwich shop. From the Sandbanks, we eventually made our way to the Niagara area. We stopped first in a village called Niagara on the Lake. It's a pretty little town, although a little on the pretentious side, with overpriced fancy shops and such, and a fancy historic Prince of Wales hotel. I didn't get a photo of the hotel, because the current Prince of Wales kind of gives me the creeps. However, we did stop at a shack that sold organic fruits and vegetables and other

Big Trip 2014 - Montreal

From Champlain, New York, we crossed the border in to Canada. A big event due to being able to use my passport for the first time. Once we were allowed in, we drove up to spend the night in Montreal. It was a little confusing at first, switching over to kilometers, and seeing road signs in French. But we arrived safely, and other than having to listen to bad covers of French power ballads, we were none the worse. View from our window at the Holiday Inn Longueuil The steeple in the top photo is for the Cathedral of St. Antoine de Padua. It's a beautiful historic church that contains some of the remains of the original Fort Longueuil We attended Sacrament Meeting at the Longueuil Ward. The service was all in French, so I didn't understand a thing. But the ward members were very friendly and welcoming. The church is on the same property as the temple, which is currently under renovation. The members currently drive 6 1/2 hours to Toronto if they want to go to the t