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La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix

Since eating and drinking are two of our favorite activities, Manny and I knew that the Quebec road trip called La Route des Saveurs de Charlevoix was a must. At the Charlevoix tourist office, we got a beautiful brochure that highlighted 23 of the region’s proud producers and 16 restaurants that serve their products. I … Continue reading »

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In search of the quintessential —and elusive— croissant

In our loosely planned itinerary, the next stop was going to be the region of Charlevoix. However, Gille and Pierrette, the Quebeçois couple we met at the church with a view, encouraged us to first stop at L’Isle d’Orleans, a small historic island on our way. We’ve learned that suggestions of locals are usually the … Continue reading »

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Merci Montreal

Driving through Montreal the day before to reach our campsite, we had encountered an unpleasant morass of traffic due to miles of road construction. So we opted to take public transportation for our day of sightseeing. Armed with a map, tourist book and subway guide, Manny and I headed for the nearest metro stop, Longueuil, … Continue reading »

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Thank you, Mary Jo

We decided that this trip would be good practice for when we begin our full-time RV lifestyle. We’re discovering that one of the trickiest things to accomplish is keeping to a budget. It’s difficult to travel like you are on vacation, but to spend money like you are at home. Every discretionary expense has to … Continue reading »

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Tapas Night, with recipes!

I know we’ve been promising recipes, so hang on to your berets… this is the blog you’ve been waiting for. We decided to stay on just one more day visiting the Millers. Their home is so comfortable —yes, we are cheating on Serena and staying in a stationary house— and their hospitality so generous, it … Continue reading »

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A culinary adventure

Ironic that I didn’t want to spend the day with people Manny hadn’t seen for 40 years and now I can’t get enough of Steve and Joyce! I think there’s a lesson in there somewhere. Perhaps a reminder to be open and to live in the moment! If I could only remember that some of … Continue reading »

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