Read about Day 1 of our week long trip to Montreal back in August 2014.
We had a little trouble locating the Jardin Botanique because the front entrance was under construction. We were walking up the street (beside the garden) until we were stopped by a French lady who didn't speak a word of English. I guess we looked confused with our map out and she offered to help even though we couldn't communicate with words. She pointed us in the right direction after we pointed to the garden on the map. We were very grateful to her.
Believe it or not, that was the whole day. The Jardin Botanique is huge so it can take a whole day just to explore around in there. We took a lot of pictures of ourselves because the scenery was absolutely beautiful. I hope to go back one day so that I can see the rest of the garden that we missed- and believe me, we missed a lot. This was one of my most favourite days during the vacation.
For dinner we were too tired to go to any restaurant after being on our feet all day, so we opted for room service. I've always wanted to try room service... but unfortunately the room service we experienced with Best Western Ville Marie Hotel wasn't all that great. The server who came up didn't look like a server but maybe a manager? There was no cart, instead the man came in quickly and carelessly plopped our plates down on the table. We tipped him but honestly the service was so bad I didn't even want to.
"Look forward with hope. Not backwards with regret." -Unknown