Well we had a lazy day today but it was cool just to hang out after our night snowboarding. And Damien had introduced Gerard to some good brew the night before so it was neat just to chill out with Suzi at home.
After another fabulous meal that Damien and Suzi had cooked we went into Montreal to go ice skating at the outdoor rink. It was really beautiful with the lights and the ice sculptures and the groovy music. Damien and Suzi were whizzes but again I was struggling - I don't know what it is with me and these winter sports but I think I am winter sports retarded!!!
Me and Gerard managed to skate out around the main big loop a number of times - admittedly I had to have Gerard hold my hand so that I could keep my balance most of the way. They give free lessons on a Wed night which was cool - it was neat to watch the people learning to do jumps and swirly things.
All was good until the night ended with Gerard headbutting the ice and blacking out for a moment. I didn't witness it thank goodness but he has a massive lump and scrape on his forehead and almost threw up and was incredibly dizzy. We took him home - after putting ice on it!!!! He was still pretty quiet and sore for the next day - thats what happens when you show off in front of new friends!!!! Seriously I was worried that he had done quite a bit of damage but he is coming right now so that is good.
So all in all we have a very cool time hanging out with Damien and Suzi and tackling some winter fun - really appreciated staying with them and hopefully we will catch up again one day in NZ or Aussie.