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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Road Trip!

My children will be finished up with school for the year by the end of next week.  Phew!  What a year we've had too - each of them has reached milestones and had many successes to celebrate.  The summer holiday will be filled with sleep-over camps, cottage fun, and visits to grandma's house.  We would also love to take our family on a Canadian summer road trip!

Our country is so vast and there is so much to see from shore to shore to shore, that it is almost impossible to decide where to begin.  In our own province of Ontario there is so much I want the kids to see and explore.  We have never been to our nation's capital, and I think that is somewhere which every Canadian should experience.  Then, while we are in Eastern Ontario it would be super easy to venture into Quebec.

You'll remember that my oldest daughter was lucky enough to be involved with a SEVEC exchange this past winter to the province of Quebec.  Then, this spring the Quebec students had their return trip to our region.  Many of those kids loved our part of Ontario so much that they are returning with their families this summer.  I think that is a fantastic idea!  We could take a road trip to Quebec and have our older daughter be our tour guide, showing us many of the places which she had the opportunity to visit earlier.

Source: Visit Montreal

My husband is a foodie and would love to check out some culinary delights offered at the many Montreal restaurants and eateries.  There are also several food festivals to visit throughout the summer months, which I know he would love to check out.  For myself, though, I am more interested in the history of Montreal and would love to take a walking tour, and spend the day exploring, to later relax at a Montreal guesthouse or quaint hotel

Visiting the province of Quebec and in particular, Montreal with my family, (while my children are still  young) is on my bucket list and one I am hoping to scratch off this coming summer!

Do you have any summer road trips planned this year, with your family?  


Randa Derkson said...

I have never been to Montreal, I don't really have a desire to go but wouldn't complain if I did :)

Mom vs. the boys said...

we spent some of our honeymoon in Quebec!

Margarita Ibbott said...

I love, love, love Montreal... mind you I grew up there so I am bias...Read my post on Simons... best STORE EVER....

List of must do:
1. eat bagels from St. Viateur Bagels
2. eat smoke meat at Schwartz
3. eat cheesecake at Chenoys
4. eat steamie & fries from LaFleurs
5. eat any cheese from OKA
6. eat Lac Brome duck
7. go to a bring your own wine restaurant


Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

LOL @Margarita everything you mentioned has to do with food!

Julie Harrison said...

I love Montreal!! I've taken my kids a few times since it is really close to us here in Ottawa. They love the Biodome and the Insectarium :)

Kathryn Lavallee said...

I have heard amazing things about Montreal but have never been. I dream of going one day!

Cheryl L said...

I do have a few road trips coming up this Summer but most likely in the province of Ontario as my husband has limited time off (only weekend trips for us)

I like Margarita's suggestions! Montreal is all about the food. And shopping :) Haven't been there in years but hoping to go one day with the kids.