Tuesday, July 31, 2007

La La La Ronde...

No rest for the wicked...

Today was La Ronde... Again with friends Joel and Philippe...

It was their first time on a Roller Coaster... They seemed keen at the beginning so we chose 'Le Monstre'
A) because it's a Wooden classic.
B) because it's a rough and tumble one. (If that manage that, then the rest should have been golden...

So after a 25 min wait... not bad for The end of July on a sunny day.... we were on our way up!

Well no sooner were we on our way up then it started to spit rain! We got through the ride, and the Toulousians seemed no worse for the ware.

We got a bite to eat and then headed over to the Goliath. after the rumble of Le Monstre the Goliath would be like a dream... It's soooooo smooth. We made it through that line in about 15 mins... it always goes fast there. But it seems it was a bit too much for Philippe who kept his eyes closed throughout and Joel only barely had his eyes open.

After that we toned it down and watched the Diving show.

And then the Tour de Ville. Not even a roller coaster just a bunch of chairs suspended on changes that go round in a circle... Well. Philippe was out before he was even in! We then hit the Ferris Wheel and enjoyed that for all of the three rotations they give you! But while it's a short ride you do get some incredible views of La Ronde and Montreal...



After that we did a lot of walking... and I mean a LOT. We went over to the Manitou but hey both waited off to the side. It was only Didier and myself... I hate long waits and this was going to be a long one... but we did it and 50 min later we were spinning in the air! LOVE THAT MANITOU!

More walking and then we looked at the Vampire... and Cobra and and and. The Toulousians took the 'value added' 6 minute Helicopter ride and enjoyed it, but I thought the $55 per person ticket price was just a bit much.


We ended the day on the Pitoune... your basic log / flume ride, an original from the 1967 World Expo ...


and then decided to call it a day.

Tomorrow... Ottawa...

Oh Yea! We party-hardy!

9 comments:

Maria said...

You picked a fantastic week to be on VACATION!

Have fun!

Newsguy Bob said...

Bienvenue a Ottawa, les Toulousians... et Kitty et Didier aussi.

Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, you are so young. The big fair in 1967 was not the 1967 World Expo. It was simply known as Expo 67. You did know that 1967 was Canada's 100th birthday, right?

Yeah, Nitpickguy Bob is back!

Misster Kitty said...

Oh I knew all that of 67... including the year of my mans birth... I was not to grace the planet for another 2 years! ;-)

WB NGB

Maria said...

I was not around for Expo 67'
I did hear about it though.

Maybe Kitty, Didier and the Francais can visit NGB while in Canada's capital.

TICKLEBEAR said...

how fresh!!....
"i heard about it"
:D~

what's NGB?
new gay brothel???
;)~

Maria said...

yeah something like that!

Misster Kitty said...

NGB = News Guy Bob

TICKLEBEAR said...
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TICKLEBEAR said...

thanx for the enlightenment!!!
abbreviations are a bitch for a newbie...
hey Bob, my apologies & sincere salutations......
didn't make the connection.
to me, you are not NGB, but Bob!!
:)~
thanx maria.
nice prank!!!
no hard feeling though,
on my part...
:)~
HUGZ