Dreike Family Reunion – Day 3: Mont Tremblant

Last night we made it to Mont Tremblant to meet up with the entire family, cousins, greats and all. Many of us went to the top of Mont Tremblant. It’s been a bit rainy and overcast, so the view from the top was only as far as the fog would let us see. We did however get a pretty spectacular view from the gondolas on the way up.

A view of Lac Tremblant from the gondola going up (or down) the mountain.

My 90 year old Grandpa made the trip to Mont Tremblant for the reunion. He went to the top of the mountain today too. Here’s a good one of him, my Dad and my cousin Anna Lai.

From left to right: Anna Lai, Dad, Grandpa

After the gondola ride, I went back to the hotel and finally had a shower. Afterward, I sat with my Grandpa, a couple of cousins and ┬ámy Great Aunt and Uncle and listened to stories about when they were small. And, we looked at photos of the family and tried to put together a few new limbs on the family tree. While I was having a calm afternoon, the rest of the gang went on a ropes course slash zip line tour. Here’s a photo before they got started.

Here’s most of the family reunion gang ready to go zip lining.

Dreike Family Reunion – Day 2: Montreal

This week brings me to Canada for another family reunion. My Dad’s side has cousins and Great Aunts and Great Uncles in the Eastern part of Canada. My Mom and Dad and I spent our first day exploring Montreal. So much to see and it’s a new place. None of of have been there before.

I arrived late on Thursday night to Montreal and then on Friday Mom, Dad and I wandered (literally wandered) around Montreal.

We saw the Old City of Montreal and found the Old Port. It was an overcast day and we were able to walk around (probably 3-4 miles) before the rain came. It was a beautiful day. Here’s the highlights in pictures.

The top of the statue dedicated to the Canadians who fell during war time.

Flowers in one of the many squares we walked through.

A view of Montreal from the Old Port.

Looking out from the boardwalk at the Old Port.

Dreike Family Reunion – Day 1: Traveling to Montreal

The day started at the airport in San Francisco, where I discovered that each gate has art by local artists. The International Gate A1 displayed this beautiful work by Joyce Hsu titled Namoo House. It’s metal work hung on the wall and references the hustle and bustle of the airport. Here’s some photos.

Close up of artwork at Gate A1 at SFO International Terminal.

 

The full artwork of Namoo House at SFO International Terminal Gate A1.

Oh, and I love to take photos out of the airplane window when I can. A few of my favorites.

Clouds and ground from up on high.

Above the clouds.