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June 13th 2011
Published: November 10th 2017
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We got up early Sunday morning and headed out to the track. It was sprinkling lightly when we left the hotel. By the time we got to our seats it had stopped raining. At 11:00 they had the driver introductions. Each driver was seated on the back of an Austin Healy. I don't know where they came up with 24 cars in such good condition. By the time they had made it back to the pits it was raining. They got into their cars and the race was started behind the pace car because it was so wet. After about 5 laps they let them go. It was great! Then it began raining harder. Then harder. Soon, it was pouring. They finally had to red flag the race because there was so much water on the track. Of course all this time we are sitting in the grandstand with all of the other fans. Luckily, I bought a waterproof jacket the day before we left. I also fashioned a kilt out of a garbage bag to keep my legs dry. Stacy also stayed dry. But there were people in the stands without anything. We saw 2 guys holding a map that they had split in half over their heads. They were soaked to the bone! We later saw them with small plastic bags over their heads. Needles to say, people started leaving. After over 2 hours it stopped raining, and after sucking up water in some of the turns they restarted the race. Hooray! The rest of the race was very interesting. As the racing line dried, they switched to intermediate tires, then the brave ones went to slicks. There were alot of spinouts and a few crashes. The lead changed on the last half of the last lap when Vettel made a rare mistake and Jenson Button got by him for the win. Very exiting.
We removed our kilts and headed back to the Metro, a 2 mile walk. Of course about half way back it started to pour again and our jeans got wet and our shoes were soaked. O well, they will dry.
This morning we got up and went out to see some more of Montreal. We went to Chateau Ramezay, which was the Governor of Montreal's house in the 1700's. Then we walked to the Basilica of Notre Dame, which was built in
me and James McGillme and James McGillme and James McGill

He left 10,000 pounds to found a college when he died, so they named it after him. He could be a relative, see the similarities?
1824-1829. The inside is absolutely gorgeous! Then on to the Redpath museum on the campus of McGill University.
Another 4 mile day. The weather was a bit cool and drizzlie today. Tomorrow it is supposed to clear up and Wednesday is supposed to be beautiful.


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14th June 2011

Hi Bob and Stacy,Sounds like it was an exciting day at the races. Too bad it rained. I hope no one was hurt in any of the crashes. We liked Montreal when we were there. I would have liked to explore there more...but it was winter and we wer
e there for skiing...so, have to go back.
30th June 2011

That alter is just beautiful, I wonder also where did they get 24 restored Healys, Judy and I owned one, wish we still had it, Stacy stay dry and don't trip on anything. Looks like a real fun trip.

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