We’re Here!


The day started bright and early at the bus stop .  We had to head up to Cambridge to pick up our rental car.

It was a loooong day day of driving, but it went by quickly because of the scenery…

We had planned to stop for lunch in Canada, but because we were a delayed in getting on the road, we got hungry and ended up stopping in a little town in Vermont called Newton.  We had a fabulous meal with a wonderful view

Matt and I split a Trout Rivers Ale.  The first sip tasted just like vacation.  It had a classic amber ale flavor with a smooth finish.

I ordered Grandpa’s Garden, which was grilled portobello, roasted red peppers, and zucchini with provolone on tomato focaccia bread.

Simply amazing.

We arrived at Le Chateau Frontenac around 7 and explored for a bit!!!!

I’m always in charge of navigation, so I plotted a route for us to walk to dinner.

We were very ready for a brew, so we stopped at a little pub to get the evening started.

I had a Canadian Blonde beer (name on the glass).  It was good, but a little generic.

The we moved on to the adorable patio of restaurant SSS.  I ordered a glass of french red, which was delightful.

We ordered a sun-dried tomato, bacon, and chive spread and polished it off with an entire bucket of crusty french bread.

Our waiter recommended we try the spicy local cod with a garlic lemon aioli, so we went with it.  The aioli was the best part!

After dinner, we decided to call it a night because it was nearing 12 and we were exhausted from the trek.  This morning, we are headed out in the rain to look for a bistro for breakfast and sight see before our afternoon food tour of the city.  Have a good Saturday!

  • Lynn @ The Next Chapter
    September 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Looks like you’re having a wonderful time. I love Old Quebec, it’s absolutely beautiful! 🙂

  • kath
    September 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    We should totally come up for a trip this fall before the bakery opens. I want that beer in that setting.

    And you look good in those skinny jeans!

    • Laura
      September 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks:) You def. should come up…but it’s a 7 hour trip to Quebec city!

      • Mom
        September 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm

        Well they should at least come to Boston while you are still there. Fun times!

  • Dad
    September 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    You know that Mom and I went to Quebec and then Montreal when we were about your ages. I remember more details about that vacation than most we’ve taken since. Have you discovered that you can legally drink on the streets? When we were there there was inexpensive artwork for sale in all the alleys and squares. The Frontenac was out of our reach so we stayed at an “ultra modern” hotel with a lot of sleek wood in those days.

    • Laura
      September 5, 2010 at 9:11 am

      Fun! We did see some really cool artwork, but I actually didn’t know you could drink on the streets. That might be a good activity for today…

  • Lauren @ Girlwiththepinkhat.blogspot.com
    September 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    That sandwich looks SO good!! I am glad you guys are having fun!

  • Nicole
    September 4, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, Laura! I’m curious…did you guys happen to travel north on Route 93 through the White Mountains? Some of those highway pics look just like the area. Hubs and I are from Jersey but practically live up in the White Mountains. We’re here now, actually!

    • Laura
      September 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

      Thanks! We did drive on 93 right through the white mountains. I can see why you like visiting that area!