JULY 1 – After a rather long trip to Montreal, with an unplanned stay over in Chicago, we landed in Montreal, were picked up by our friend Karen, and had a BBQ in her backyard (a great Sunday afternoon tradition). Later that night we walked down to “the Village” and caught part of a pre-show for the circus festival. Today, Monday, we celebrated Canada Day with Dan and Stephanie. Gabe partook of some of the bounce house/slide action and Dave and Heidi went to a great concert at Club Soda (Gregory Porter). Afterward we met Gabe and his sitter Erica at the jazz fest, watched part of a show then walked home (at 10:30 pm) and got a pizza to eat at home. Not a bad first 30 hours in Montreal.