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Yeah that'd be really neat. My boyfriend and I talked about perhaps leaving NJ Friday morning and leaving Montreal Sunday afternoon, but that could change. He wants to check out the Unibroue brewery while we're there and go to the game, obviously, but other than that we don't have anything specific in mind atm. That'd be really cool to at least have a small group of Devils fans to enjoy the game together with. ClarkyDano23 might come with us, too. That's my cousin, whom I introduced you to at the equipment sale line.

That's a good idea to go to the pizza place. I didn't think of that. I've heard so much about the hockey atmosphere. It must be like Heaven living there. It would be to me, anyway.

Anyone else who's made the trip before, recommendations on places to stay?

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FYI, leaving MTL on Sunday afternoon is not a good idea.....unless you want to spend about 3 hours at the border. It can get really busy on those start/end of weekend times.

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Crasher, RSC, OurMartysBetter - what say you to Wednesday afternoon hockey? I get out of work at 3, anytime after that. Is it feasible?

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FYI, leaving MTL on Sunday afternoon is not a good idea.....unless you want to spend about 3 hours at the border. It can get really busy on those start/end of weekend times.

Good point. Thanks for the advice. I hadn't considered that. Back in Feb. I drove across the border to the U.S. on a Sunday afternoon and didn't have much of a wait, but that was coming from Ottawa. :P

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Crasher, RSC, OurMartysBetter - what say you to Wednesday afternoon hockey? I get out of work at 3, anytime after that. Is it feasible?

3 doesn't work for me, sorry, I have football from 3-5 and I can't skip any more days.

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Crasher, RSC, OurMartysBetter - what say you to Wednesday afternoon hockey? I get out of work at 3, anytime after that. Is it feasible?

the later the better it seems... this place have lights??

I also MAY be in a league game that day but it looks unlikely

CMON NJDEVS HOCKEY!!!!!!!

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I just spent 6 hours driving - all culminating in the last 10 minutes... driving through a fvckING TORNADO! I'm thinking - wow that cloud is boogying. Why is that helicopter flying all around it? I hope Greg is bring in the laundry I had hanging outside.... sh!t --- this lightening is messed up... this can't be a tornado - it would be the world's tiniest... well... I'm driving into a hilly wooded area so I don't' expect anything will touch down unless my estimation of that cloud is off

well I was right enough the cloud was over a pretty hilly area -- not a trailer park thank goodness!! and still got hammered with tree branches and a big-assed limb slammed my windshield which held up thankfully... then a dumbass in a convertible pulls over - I'm just thinking fvcknut DRIVE!! this fvcker is either by us already or coming on us NOW so move YOUR fvckING CAR... then my phone started ringing my husband's ring and i thought -- great that's Greg telling me I'm about to drive into a tornado! I was freaking out I cannot lie. Then as I got through I was thinking OK -- I am SO melodramatic that was a squall - I'm always thinking everything is a tornado and sure I'm always right but I've got to stop -- squall it was! Myabe -- you knwo Jeff Bridges White Squall -- but not a tornado. Then I called my husband back and said "you couldn't have called at a worse time -- I was driving through a freaking tornado" ... so he responded: You saw it then.. you saw the funnel cloud? I just thought: oh f***

I'm still sort of coming down off the adrenalin rush...

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the later the better it seems... this place have lights??

I also MAY be in a league game that day but it looks unlikely

CMON NJDEVS HOCKEY!!!!!!!

Good question, I've never been there. I was kind of counting on OurMarty'sBetter on this one.

I'm down for later, just said I get out of work at 3...I'm good anytime after that, if we can't start til 6, that's fine.

Otherwise, another day.

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We just got back to the hotel. The Canadians advised us not to do Montreal and Ottawa in one day that the traffic from Mont. to Ott. would be hellacious. We got to Montreal at around 10 am. It was reaaaally easing getting through the border.

First we drove around... went up the mountain behind the city to get a good view and take some pictures.

Next, we came down the mountain and drove around. Got a little lost. Found the Bell Centre. The plaza in front of the arena is really cool. We went in the Habs store. It was weird seeing all the Gomez and Gionta jerseys around...

After the Bell Centre we went on the highway and got to Marty and Souray's Pizza place. The people there were really nice. It was a lot smaller than I expected. The food was AMAZING. The bill came out to 56 which was around 44 US dollars.

After that we drove back to the city and parked in Old Montreal and walked around. We went and took a self-guided tour of Notre Dame. That place is gorgeous. Then we walked around some more around the Old Montreal section. Went in and out of a bunch of shops, got a snack at Tim Hortons (nothing special about it).

After that we went back downtown and walked around in and out of a few shops. Jamie wanted a Gionta t-shirt but they said they wouldn't be available til August. There were a LOT of Nordiques merch around the city oddly enough. I ended up getting another Nords t-shirt with a French saying. All and all, we were looking at apartment buildings saying we wanted to move in haha. That city is amazing and we are already beginning to plan our return!

Can't say I understand the hellacious Montreal to Ottawa traffic. Glad you enjoyed Montreal, but it was a shame you never got to Ottawa (I am guessing you never ended up going). Downtown Ottawa is absolutely beautiful in the summer.

And there certainly isn't anything special about Tim Hortons.

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Good question, I've never been there. I was kind of counting on OurMarty'sBetter on this one.

I'm down for later, just said I get out of work at 3...I'm good anytime after that, if we can't start til 6, that's fine.

Otherwise, another day.

6 or a little later would be perfect for me, actually. I'd be able to go home grab some food maybe shower get my hockey stick (street hockey, not roller, right) and make the 20 or so minute drive. By the way, can one of you guys give me an address so I can Mapquest it?

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I've driven 1293 miles since Thursday. Yay.

:o .... :doh1:

but not through a tornado...

wow I've really fallen in this site -- no one gives half a turd of thought to my near death experience.

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ame='njdevil26' date='26 July 2009 - 07:40 PM' timestamp='1248651606' post='787690']

I've driven 1293 miles since Thursday. Yay.

but not through a tornado...

wow I've really fallen in this site -- no one gives half a turd of thought to my near death experience.

As you were driving through the tornado, did your (or Scott Stevens') life flash before your eyes?

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ok the rink's lights are only turned on by key which i dont have access too. the only rink that has lights on all the time is fords and thats all i know of. the name of the rink/park is Boyton park. i has 2 rinks one is for i think 7-10 year olds, no nets and the other one is for the big league kids, and im not sure if the nets are out but i do have access to them along with some pads and extra sticks

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wow I've really fallen in this site -- no one gives half a turd of thought to my near death experience.

Yup.

Just kidding. Glad you're ok.

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6 or a little later would be perfect for me, actually. I'd be able to go home grab some food maybe shower get my hockey stick (street hockey, not roller, right) and make the 20 or so minute drive. By the way, can one of you guys give me an address so I can Mapquest it?

I've never actually been to this rink, so I have no idea other than a general idea as to where I think it is.

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ok the rink's lights are only turned on by key which i dont have access too. the only rink that has lights on all the time is fords and thats all i know of. the name of the rink/park is Boyton park. i has 2 rinks one is for i think 7-10 year olds, no nets and the other one is for the big league kids, and im not sure if the nets are out but i do have access to them along with some pads and extra sticks

OK well I won't need a stick. Pads, though? I thought we were only gonna play street hockey and only goalieman would need pads (though I'm wearing my cup because of him). And I have no idea where any of these parks are, ha ha.

I've never actually been to this rink, so I have no idea other than a general idea as to where I think it is.

Gothca.

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OK well I won't need a stick. Pads, though? I thought we were only gonna play street hockey and only goalieman would need pads (though I'm wearing my cup because of him). And I have no idea where any of these parks are, ha ha.

Gothca.

Okay, Boyton Park I know...well, I know how to find it anyway:

69 N Grand Ave, Port Reading, NJ

Interesting point about the cup. I didn't think of that. I don't own one. I'm staying the fvck away from Crasher if this does go through now. :ph34r:

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Fords as in Fords Park on Rt 9 or Fords as in somewhere within the Fords section of Woodbridge?

I would be down for either, but I know Crasher doesn't care for the surface at Fords park.

I'm still terribly annoyed at Carteret for letting the West Carteret rink fall into such disrepair. Surface was awesome there when they built it.

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ame='njdevil26' date='26 July 2009 - 07:40 PM' timestamp='1248651606' post='787690']

I've driven 1293 miles since Thursday. Yay.

but not through a tornado...

wow I've really fallen in this site -- no one gives half a turd of thought to my near death experience.

No I know what you mean. After I dropped Jamie off it took me over an hour to get from Bayonne to Clark. 440 was shut down, power was out, downed power lines, no traffic lights, everything was flooded, storm was still in full swing. I was actually quite scared.

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Fords as in Fords Park on Rt 9 or Fords as in somewhere within the Fords section of Woodbridge?

I would be down for either, but I know Crasher doesn't care for the surface at Fords park.

I'm still terribly annoyed at Carteret for letting the West Carteret rink fall into such disrepair. Surface was awesome there when they built it.

yea i hate carteret for doing that im trying to find the number to them to find out the exact reason why the closed it down. and yes fords park as the park in fords on rt 9. you take 9 down past homedepot and make that right go down the road a bit and the enterence is one the right and make a left then go straight rinks on the right. Fords has asfalt as the surface btw

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No I know what you mean. After I dropped Jamie off it took me over an hour to get from Bayonne to Clark. 440 was shut down, power was out, downed power lines, no traffic lights, everything was flooded, storm was still in full swing. I was actually quite scared.

Actually drove through Bayonne tonight and saw those downed power lines.... 440 was open when I went through but I saw the power out and street lights out.... Rt. 7 through Kearny was flooded as well.

Apparently 3 people were hit by lightning in Newark also.

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