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50 days 'til spring...
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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.
lac des castors
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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
in late December.
P.S. No Alexs were harmed in the making of the video
; he fell over purposely to make me laugh
previous videos and photos
from Lac Des Castors a.k.a Beaver Lake
new year's eve grand ball at old port
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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.