Snowy, Cold Montreal for Thanksgiving

Montreal – November 2005
Originally uploaded by chrisjur.

For the second American holiday this year, I left the country and headed north to my favorite home-away-from-home, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The difference between the conditions during my last visit, on July 4th, was night and day. We were hit with quite a storm this weekend, which left most of the city covered with a blanket of snow. Thus, most of our time was spent indoors and we tried to do as much as we could to avoid the harsh, outdoor conditions.

This was my seventh trip to Canada this year and probably my last. Harsh weather aside, Montreal is still one of the best cities in the world and I hope to return either later this winter (for a quick weekend up at Tremblant) or once the spring thaw comes along. I’m very lucky to have a great group of Canadian friends to visit north of the boarder, as well as some American friends who enjoy making the trip just as much as I do.

The New Apple Powerbook: Sexy

I was lucky enough to get $1035 for my 4-month old iBook on eBay. Not bad, considering that I spent only about $100 more for it brand new.

The new 15-inch, widescreen, G4 1.67GHz model is simply amazing. It is a world of difference from my iBook. It’s fast, sleek, sexy and loaded with features. I was originally planning to go for the 12 inch Powerbook, but with $1000 in my pocket, now was a better time than ever to upgrade to the 15.

Newport in the Fall

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Newport, Rhode Island is a beautiful town anytime of the year. Saturday, Nov. 5 was a particularly nice day, as the temperatures rose to 65 degrees and the streets were filled with summer-like crowds. The water is usually its centerpiece during the warmer months, but the foliage during the fall is simply beautiful.