Escaping 4th of July chaos

393 mile(632km) trip to Mtl

For this months’ traveling we decided to escape the chaos that usually unfolds around the 4th of July celebrations in the US (note, they’re celebrating independence day, i.e. #brexit1776).
However, keeping true to our approach of not planning things too thoroughly, we of course failed to realize that our chosen escape area hosted its own set of chaos:

Canada150 day and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

On Saturday we made our way up to Montreal via the lovely VT-100 Scenic byway, stopping in Burlington and crossing into QC in Noyan/Alburgh.


(rainy and cloudy on the way up)

So we found ourselves diving into the masses in Montreal on Canada day 2017. We stayed at a little Airbnb in Saint-Henri

Some more impressions from the days

Jazz festival
Le Grand Defi (1000km bicycle race) finale area

A lot of art on the buildings in Montreal
Pulled duck poutine!!!!!

Fancy houses on Mont Royal
Metro tunnels also look fancy here (at least without people)
Chilling after walking around all day
Paper rolls during a concert

Marché Atwater

On the way back we went biking on rails 😉 

Traffic!!

Stormy skies
Magnetic Hill — a tourist trap. Pretty much: Look at the road! 

Georgiana Falls in the White Mountains (on the way back)

And this concluded our little escape from Independence Day chaos.  We hit surprisingly little traffic on the way back and had some oysters to conclude the weekend.

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