snow days

1.30.2013


50 days 'til spring... 


val-des-lacs

1.24.2013


One morning, we drove from Montreal to Val-des-Lacs on a wintery Quebec day. We attempted to ice fish, learned some survival skills (I've determined that I'd last 5 minutes, tops, in the wild), and went snow shoeing through a Narnia-like forest. - Mina

lac des castors

1.14.2013


In an attempt to make friends with winter this year, we've been trying to get out for as many walks as possible. I doubt the novelty of freshly fallen snow will ever wear off on me. This certainly isn't a love letter to the season, but winters are much more tolerable in Montreal than they ever were in Winnipeg. If only I still didn't have to wear a thousand layers to leave the house...

These are a few more images (and an iPhone video of us being embarrassingly silly) from this day in late December. - Mina  

P.S. No Alexs were harmed in the making of the video; he fell over purposely to make me laugh.



+ our previous videos and photos from Lac Des Castors a.k.a Beaver Lake

new year's eve grand ball at old port

1.09.2013


You've likely seen too many photos of fireworks by now, but here are ours from the evening anyway. We rang in the New Year at Old Port with what they call the Grand Ball. I don't typically associate ski pants and tire d'érable with "grand balls", but I guess that's how they do it in Montreal. There was also ice skating, hot chocolate, and lots and lots of snow. - Mina

 

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