First dawn after an overnight flight. Coffee was a life saver for the first couple of days, helping to keep the energy up and adapt back to Eastern time. This was our first time to Montreal, and we loved it - it is a historic old world based city, with many lively neighbourhoods. You walk outside your hotel door, and it begins...
|Shadows pulling away...|
|View of Montreal - from Mount Royal...|
|J. being herself|
|Preferred low-rise scenery|
......... Then there was a short road trip to Ottawa - and the Parliament. Another first time, since J's arrival to Canada. There was some trolling in wind and rain (that's the only rainy day!), meeting the Cats of Parliament Hill, tour of the Building and the Tower, hot chocolate, sandwiches and then a beautiful countryside ride back to Quebec.
..........Then, after another overnight flight, we were greeted by perhaps the warmest October Vilnius has seen in a decade.... Glowing sunshine and 18*C. What more can one ask?
|It felt like early September...|
|....Although the leaves were turning...|
Again, lots of walking and observing the changing face of Vilnius everytime we visit... There was also lots of quality time with the family... And shoe shopping.
|Castle reno - something most people do not see every day...|
|View from a restaurant courtyard at sundown...|
My mother and I tested out a few wineries around town, as it was getting chilly in the evenings.
|Old winery space|
|Mother/ Daughter Friday|
|Raspberry beer - very light and fruity. Fringy items like this, is what I miss back in Canada...|
When my mother had to go to work, there was another companion, who stayed home. So we could hang out. Sorta...
|Amelia falling asleep - again...|
|Sundown and city lights over City Hall|
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