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Raining like cats and dogs

Echo, our dog arrived in a thunderstorm

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Today was the day we expected our dog to join us in Montreal. The day before we left Budapest we handed him over to Kutyagondnok, who took care of our dogs earlier. She had to take him to a vet for a health check and official documents before takeoff and she dropped him off at the airport on the agreed time.

I was driving from the campsite to the airport in the afternoon and there were several announcements on the radio about an approaching thunderstorm. I did not worry that time but it had a big impact on us. When I arrived to the airport so did the thunderstorm and just after I entered the building it was raining like cats and dogs. Exactly the animals we wanted to pick up with a few fellow owners who waited in the room. Two of them had cats, two of us waited for dogs.

When I talked to the ground handling agent she said there is good news and bad news. The aircraft landed just before the thunderstorm but due to heavy lightnings the whole airport was closed and none of the incoming aircrafts were unloaded. So we had to wait until the storm left the area and the airport was reopened. It took several hours from 3pm till 8:30pm. Luckily we decided in the afternoon that I go for the dog alone, our first plan was that we all go. With kids this long delay would have been unmanageable so I was glad we changed our minds. This extra wait time was almost as long as the last leg of the flight our dog took.

FInally the moment came when we reunited and I can say he was very happy! Just like us.


Posted by divatmotoros 03:30 Archived in Canada Tagged animals dog montreal echo arrived yul Comments (0)

Montreal F1 GP Racetrack check

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This weekend Formula 1 visits Montreal again after a two year COVID-break. The city is fully booked and excited about the GP as am I being an F1 fan. Earlier I was lucky enough to watch an F1 race in Hungary and I also rode the Monaco track with a motorbike. So I had to give it a try in Montreal although tickets were sold out long ago. Therefore our Montreal sightseeing tour's highlight was our random trial (and success) to check out the F1 racetrack.

Our Ford Expedition was a great camouflage and although we had no passes we were let in without any hesitation. We parked our car on the Northern edge of the racetrack and walked through the empty grandstand tribunes right to the 180 degree corner of the racetrack. It was amazing to see the Ferrari Challenge cars which were being packed into trucks after their event was finished. Enjoy some photos and a short video about our guerilla action.


Posted by divatmotoros 03:15 Archived in Canada Tagged montreal f1 gp Comments (0)

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