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Old 04-26-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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Well I left last Friday on an unplanned romantic weekend with my wife for our 2nd anniversary. I got home from work in a rented minivan ( My car would not make it 1/2 way) and told her I wwas wisking her away for the weekend, with out surprise she ageed to join me...we packed and took off with her still not knowing where we were going. I called the hotel at our main destination from my cell phone and THANK GOD they still had rooms available for the weekend. We headed East out of Ontario and into the province of Quebec. She kinda got the idea of where we were goiong at this point, but not the whole stroy at this point. 5 hours it took to get to Montreal and I did not make a reservation so it was a terrible anti-romantic Econo Lodge that we stayed in...man what a dump..but it had a bed and this was just a stop over to out end destination. We enojyed the Montreal night life, a nice dinner and wine sitting at the second story window of a fancy Italian resturant.

Old Montreal is a great place, I lovd it the fist time I was there, and even more this time.

So on Sat morning, we left our terrible hotel after gettng almost no sleep because of the fir hall next door being especially busy that night. On the road again, my wife still did not know where we were off to, all she knew was they did not speak English, and it was further east.

She kinda caught wind where she started seeing signs for Quebec City, but I did not let on, after that poor excuss for a hotel we stayed in the night before, I think she was afraid to ask where we were going! About 40 min from Quebec City I told her our destination, and she was sooo excited, but where we were going was only half the surprise.

As we arrived into the walled city ,and made our way around the windy roads passing some of most amazing architecture that I have ever seen...This city is only 8 hours from my house, and yet I have never been...man what chump I am!

And now for the finally of my aniversary gift to my wife...2 night at the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac....


All I can say is I think I really made her happy with this gift...the tears of joy kinda gave it away!

Neither of us have never been treated so well in our lifes..It was like being royalty, if even just for a few days. OUr bags brought to our room, a turn down service at night, and the staff had left us a box of cholate as an anniversary gift! MAn, so this is how rich folk live!

Quebec City is now one of my favorite cities I have ever been, the life, the food, the architechture, EVRYTHING about this city was class "A", rumors of descrimation if you do not speak French..completly FALSE! everyone we met was fantastic!

Please if you are looking to impress someone you love, this is the place to go...

Moc, I am so sorry I did not get to hook up with you when I was there, but I must say your one lucky lady to be in such a place!!!

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glad you guys had a great time!!!!!
That looks like an amazing place!!!
have to go there some day. Moc you can get the next meet up together!!
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CD - that's sweet!! (in more ways than one!) I have been to lovely Montreal many times but never Quebec City......heard its great, though. Somehow, I suspect it's charms are a bit different from Montreal's.........

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Definately, that is in my neck o' the continent and is easily driveable from my own piece of the great white north!
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CD you da man!!!

Talk about sweepin' her off her feet!

I know a few girls are going to be buggin' their boyfriend/husband to do something romantic after reading that!
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That was sooo sweet...And she is a luck woman! You made her a wonderful surprise CD. I`m sure you guys will never forget this anniversary.
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You da man, CD! Way to treat her right.

Of course, I have to ask: Halfway through the weekend, did she say, "Okay, you're buttering me up, WHERE are you heading off to, now?"

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Way to go CD... that sounds like a heck of an anniversary. Glad you guys had a great time.
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Wow CD! You don't cease to impress us! This sounds like a wonderful romantic weekend! I gotta start planning mine now!
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I *might* consider the vague idea of getting married if I knew I had such a great husband. What a great guy you are CD!!
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Smoooth one, CD!

Actually, my friend in Portland, Maine, went up to Montreal the other weekend. He was INCREDIBLY impressed with the town and raved about it! Said it was loads of fun!!!
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Damn CD!!!! You could have called me!!! Hahha!

Oh man! The priciest, most beautiful hotel in the province, the Queen's palace, nothing less for that sweet wife of yours! I think I would have cried too! No man has ever taken me there...and I live 15 minutes away from the thing!!!

And you are right, I am lucky to live in such a beautiful place! And yes, we are very friendly to visitors, we love try our english on you and help tourists find their way around the small downtown streets...

I'm glad you enjoyed my city CD!
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wow, i remember i was in quebec city last winter and it was banging. The caribou (drink) was insane. We snuck into the place you stayed at and let me tell everyone who has never been inside. IT IS AMAZING.

i couldnto believe it was a hotel. the place looked like a palace.

good job dude. i bet shes going to be thanking you for a long time to come.
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