Houston or Montreal? - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 3Likes
  • 1 Post By richards
  • 1 Post By ossodiseppia
  • 1 Post By Milanoguy
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
lgbalfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 6,677
Send a message via Skype™ to lgbalfa
Houston or Montreal?

My wife and child are looking at one of these options for a quick vacation:

This is from NJ.

1. Fly to Houston and visit relatives.
2. Drive to Montreal (about 7 hours)

What is a better city to visit for 4 days?

Thanks

1992 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
lgbalfa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 01:32 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tokyo/Rome
Posts: 738
Quote:
Originally Posted by lgbalfa View Post

What is a better city to visit for 4 days?

Thanks
Rome?

Richard
Aggie57 likes this.
richards is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
lgbalfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 6,677
Send a message via Skype™ to lgbalfa
Rome is not an option.

1992 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
lgbalfa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 06:30 AM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
spiderJohnNH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Southern NH (Nashua area)
Posts: 345
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to spiderJohnNH Send a message via Skype™ to spiderJohnNH
Montreal! It will be cooler. I vibe & temp.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

John R
So. NH, USA --'87 Spider Veloce
See you along the road - member of AROC/AONE

other current members of the fleet

2017 VW Jetta Tsi
2006 Subaru Outback - almost a driveway requirement in VT & NH
2007 Toyota Corolla

previous
2009 VW Jett TDi (Deer took this one out)
1984 Mercedes 300TDT wagon, rust took that one
1972 Mercedes 280SE, got in straight swap for the Discovery
1996 Land Rover Discovery
1986 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon
1962 VW Bug - 6 volt
1974 Triumph Spitfire - wobbly driveshaft kept destroying stuff
1972 Triumph Spitfire - got totaled while parked at DMV

some others that were less interesting
spiderJohnNH is online now  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 07:54 AM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 216
Depends on how much you like the relatives

As far as cities go, Montreal wins...

Pat Padden
'74 GTV - owned since '92
Pat Padden is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 09:31 AM
USTA BE AN AD-MIN
Platinum SubscriberAdministrator
 
ossodiseppia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Broomfield, Colorado U.S.A
Posts: 10,798
Garage
Houston is hot and muggy. You might be able to smell the refineries if you are close to them.
Aggie57 likes this.

Brian __________________________________
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ossodiseppia is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 09:46 AM
Registered User
 
Schuey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 333
Garage
Montreal 100%. Great night life, fantastic restaurants and the best looking women in Canada.

''Aerodynamics is for people who can't build engines"- Enzo Ferrari
"Back in my day, tires were skinny and the drivers were fat"- Fangio
Schuey is online now  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
lgbalfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 6,677
Send a message via Skype™ to lgbalfa
My only reason against Montreal is the drive. I am not a long distance driver.

1992 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
lgbalfa is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 04:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Newport Beach, CA and Melbourne, Aus.
Posts: 1,253
Montreal. Why not fly there?

Alister
1973 105 GTV (Alfa #6 of 19 owned)
Aggie57 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
lgbalfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 6,677
Send a message via Skype™ to lgbalfa
I will he using my United miles and the tickets to Montreal do not offer great options. Also - I would like a car in Montreal.

1992 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
lgbalfa is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 05:46 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston Texas USA
Posts: 707
Live in Hell, Rent Out Texas

Hello from Houston

Go to Montreal, even if you have to walk. It is epically Hot & Humid down here.

As U.S. Army General Phillip Sherdian said upon his liberation of Texas "If I owned both Hell & Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas."

Bye
Aggie57 likes this.
Milanoguy is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
ntvnyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ridgefield CT
Posts: 330
Garage
I am very familiar with both cities. we visit both frequently as I have a son who was at Marathon Petroleum in Texas City. Montreal is the way to go. Not that much to do around Houston, it's a nice place to live but not a great place to visit. Montreal is a nice drive and offers much more to do and see than Houston does. Also, the other poster is right, the weather in Houston is not comfortable this time of year.

Nick S.

1974 Spider
ntvnyer is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 01:19 PM
Member
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Posts: 78
As mentioned, this is not the time of year to go to Houston. I'd do Houston in October.
Montreal is a fabulous place. There are tons of places on the way to Montreal to stop, Saratoga not being the least, whether for a longish lunch or over night, lots and lots to see in New York. It is not a bad drive I 87 for most of it, through real pretty country.
The race meeting (horse) is in Saratoga during August, so it a bit crowded, but that whole area is great, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame) and a lot of other stuff.

We are going to Watkins Glen in August, the first time I am going that is not race (car) related, but the Finger Lakes wineries. That's a bit of a jog west, but also nice touring country. "Up" state New York is a nice place to travel to-through and with Montreal as a final destination, it can be a great trip.
Lou
390377 is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
lgbalfa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 6,677
Send a message via Skype™ to lgbalfa
Thanks everyone for the feedback.

We decided on Houston since we have relatives visiting from overseas there.

1992 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL Premium
lgbalfa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome