Early tomorrow morning my wife and I start our three-leg flight from our local airport across the continent to Montreal, Canada. And by early I mean really early. Like, we have to get up at 3:00 a.m. It will be awful. But we used miles, and the award flights were slim pickings by the time I started booking things. I am lucky we even got a flight at all. Tuesday was the only day left in a 2 week window with any award availability. Our economy flights are on United on the first two legs, and Air Canada on the last. Cost us $11.20 in fees in total. We even get two checked bags free since my wife has the United MileagePlus Explorer card, and winter apparel is rather bulky.


Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Albeit the overly early wake-up call, we are extremely excited about the whole trip. Tuesday will probably be fun once we are in the air, but I expect that we will get tired of flying (and just in general) somewhere about the middle of the United States. This is why on Wednesday I plan to let my wife rest at our hotel near Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport while I try to get some work done. Our next day will be spent seeing an overview of Montreal while staying at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. We are then off to Quebec City that evening (but will return to Montreal for 4 more nights at the Hyatt Regency, all on points!).

As I mentioned in a previous post, we wanted to get away this Winter to experience real Winter. Not this half-hearted attempt that northern California offers. Enter Canada.