Oui Oui! – Montreal, Quebec CANADA

Quebec town on the road

Quebec town on the road

I’m not sure what we expected from our first taste of French Canadia (as we like to call it). I guess I figured they didn’t take that whole “French” part of it very seriously. Boy was I wrong! French is pretty much the first language in Quebec, although most people in Montreal (where we spent our time) spoke English as well. All the freeway signs, all the menus, all the stores, all the everything – it was all in French! I knew those three years of high school French class would come in handy at some point in my life. We stayed at Cle des Champs campground, about a twenty minute drive from the main part of Montreal. We spent most of our time here catching up on laundry, cleaning the Moho, and figuring out how to get an internet and phone plan while in Canada (long story – I’ll spare you the details). We did do a little sightseeing as well. There’s a beautiful church made to look just like Notre Dame in Paris, France. In Montreal it’s called Notre-Dame Bascilica. And it’s beautiful. We visited the Planetarium as well. I’ve never really been to one of these… it’s basically a big room with a round ceiling where they project video. Like watching a movie about space in the sky. Perhaps the coolest part of the Planetarium was the giant bean bags all over the floor. They were so comfy Zeph fell asleep while we watched a twenty minute video about stars exploding set to techno music. Those bean bags were VERY cozy.

Classic French signs

Classic French signs

The countryside around the province of Quebec is breathtaking. It’s very hilly, with lots of open land and red barns everywhere. And little towns where the houses all look like chalets. It feels very much like being in the Swiss or French countryside. We thought it was beautiful, but had to move on after a few days. We were working our way toward Toronto to see some friends… to be continued!

  • Granny Adams

    Your pictures look like postcards. beautiful. Really miss you all – Stringers said to say hi!