We desperately wanted to go to Paris for our honeymoon (which was during the first week of October in 2006). But since our wedding ending up costing a "wee" bit more than we originally planned...we opted to go somewhere a bit closer to home. We decided to go to Montreal, since it is the closest thing to France that we could get! We live in Rochester, NY so it was only about an 8 hour drive, so we saved a lot of money by taking our own vehicle.
However, we didn't realize until we arrived at our charming B & B, that we completely forgot to pack our camera!!! I was disappointed to say the least. We ended up having to buy three of those throw away cameras to use for the trip. Since that time, these cameras have sat in our junk drawer in the kitchen. One thing Joshua and I are both exactly the same on is our bad habit of procrastinating...we both always think..."we'll do that tomorrow..." and then tomorrow becomes a week...a month...a year and half of marriage together!
But today my lovely husband came home with a delightful surprise...the cd's of our photos!!! Now, they are not the best quality mind you and many did not turn out (or the classic finger in the corner!)...but at least I had a chance to look through and remember the wonderful time we spent together in this beautiful and charming city...
We stayed at a really adorable bed & breakfast...The Jade Blue. Not much to look at on the outside...but the inside was filled with French antiques and gorgeous decor.
We stayed in the "Marie Antoinette" room for the first four nights...I fell in love with the toile pattern of the bedding and curtains.(Above two photos courtesy of the Jade Blue...ours didn't come out!)
We originally only booked to stay four nights at the Jade Blue, but decided on our last day to see if we could stay just one more. Since the Marie Antoinette room was booked, we were able to move down the hall to the stately "Louis XVI" room. This room had a pair of to-die-for chandeliers, lots of gold detailing and HUGE king size bed.(photo courtesy the Jade Blue)
During an evening near the end of our honeymoon, we took a horse drawn carriage ride through Old Montreal. It was truly one of the most romantic experiences of our life. After the ride was over, the driver let us feed our horse and took our picture for us. We both loved how when he finished clicking he said in a very thick French accent..."That will be a very good one, I think." I hope you enjoyed traveling down memory lane with me as I reminisced about Montreal and my lovely honeymoon...