Day 1 of the Canadian Vacation. We went to bed pretty late the night before-- about 12:30. We had to wake up around 6 to be on the road by 7. Me, being a dumb dumb decided instead it would be nice to set my alarm for 7 instead of 6. At any rate it worked out in my favor because I got the cutest and furriest wake up call ever. Goose. Man on a mission: Step 1: Find Auntie Lex. Step 2: Lick her to death. Mission Accomplished.
After the slobber-fest, I pulled myself together, threw some things into the car and before I could really wake up we were on the road. We officially pulled out of the driveway at 7:30.
It was a kind of long standing joke with my coworkers that they would miss me so much-- so I would take 1 picture every hour of our drive. Here is the proof:
We stopped about 4 hours in and decided to have some brunch at Tim Horton's. Apparently people rave about the place. It was good-- but I wouldn't beg for someone to take me back there again. We took about 40 minutes to fill up gas, eat brunch, and stretch our legs before we headed back out on the road.
We drove basically until the Canadian boarder, where we had to get out of the car so customs could search all of our stuff. This took about 30 minutes but it was a great stretch for us. Once that was over we got back in the car got things organized a little better (because they basically open all your stuff and move it all around), and we were back on the road. We drove for a little while and decided to take a break at a gas station. Another 3 hours later and we were in Mont Tremblant, Canada.
After getting slightly lost we found the check-in lodge. It was basically our first glimpse of Canada and mostly people speaking French. There were a few people in the lobby mostly speaking English-- only side conversations were in French. We got our keys and went to unload everything.
After getting settled in a little and relaxing for no more that 10 minutes we decided that we were starving and probably should go pick up some groceries.
We made our way to the local grocery store where I was completely taken back by the amount of French we were about to encounter. Literally Everything was in French. Lettuce containers, candy, bread EVERYTHING. It was wild.. especially because I don't speak French.
We managed to make it out of the grocery store alive with some somewhat healthy meals. We ended up getting some stuff for sandwiches for lunch, some pretzels and chips, fruit, salad, Chili ingredients, Mac and cheese and hot dogs. Turns out finding hot dog buns in Canada (or at least this grocery store was near impossible!)
After shopping our heads off we headed back into the -20 degree weather to get some dinner from McDonalds. Turns out that's French too. Here Let me reenact a convo with the McDonald's Employee:
Employee: eh, Can I help you eh?
Sister: I'll have a Number 1.
Employee: ehhhh, one?
Sister: Yes, Number 1.
Employee: eh, Trio?
Me: Do you want the combo?
Sister: YES Yes! Trio!
Me: I'll have the number 1-- Trio
Employee: Eh, I do not understand.. trio? You don't speak french?
Don't you think I would have ordered in French if I knew French!? And why when you asked her if she wanted a trio you understood but when I said it -- it made no flipping sense to you!?
So that was pretty much the end of day 1. I planned on doing Day 1 and 2 in this post, but I got a little wild with my writing. So in that case! Stay tuned for the next Canada Recap!
Have you ever been to Canada?
What was your longest car ride?
Stay tuned for Non-Scale Victories Link up on Thursday and the My Week in Instagram's Linkup on friday!!