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Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 1 Messing Around On The Lake


The day started early - 4.30am early. DH was also awake and F turned up an hour later. The teenager didn't surface until 8.30am.

However breakfast was had at about 6am. French toast with nutella or honey. Plus lots of coffee.



A couple of pictures of the house - the lounge



The kitchen.



The climbing wall in F's bedroom - she climbs at the weekends so she loves this.



After a quick walk to suss out the lake access, we took a trip into the town of Saint Donat. This is the beach on one of the many beaches.



Then a first visit to a Canadian institution - Tim Hortons.

F was a bit low so was thrilled to have a maple syrup frappucino thingy - though she only had half as it was too sweet (years of not eating much sugar and all my baking having the sugar cut down has led her finding a lot of commercial things as being too sweet.) It did the job though.

O has a chocolate frappucino, DH a lemon meringue donut and I had chocolate timbits.



Then a visit to stock up at the supermarket - I love foreign supermarkets. We liked the Olympic branded Oreos but didn't buy any!

200 dollars later the fridge was stocked. I actually don't mind cooking on holiday.



After lunch we has a break before heading to the lake - a two minute walk. We have access to a private section with a dock and a canoe. The water was apparently a little cold!



Out in the canoe.



The view from the very wobbly dock.



Another trip into town to get some inflatables then the boys watched a film on netflicks (don't ask me what though - it seemed very complicated! )

After dinner F made smores - the bbq is very handy for melting the marshmallows.

A return trip was made to the lake with the newly blown up inflatables. As the sun was going down

it was a bit nippy in the water. We spotted our first beaver (or a "castor" perhaps - is that the French term? )

Back to the cabin and moving the kids towards bed.

It had been a lovely relaxing day. To be repeated!


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Looks amazing. Beautiful house. We are looking forward to Tim Hortons, they look like they are everywhere. Can't wait to read along.
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Nous allons qubec chaque fvrier.
We snowmobile across the lakes in winter - its pretty scary seeing the lakes we cross with the water instead of the ice tho!
Try the Vanille francaise coffee @ Tim Horton's & for me its always the Pomme Espices beignet & for DH the Boston Creme - lovely. If it wasn't for the mossie problem in summer we would move there to be able to snowmobile all winter every winter - fab place n fantastic people - enjoy
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The lake looks gorgeous a climbing wall in the bedroom now that's different

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Looks amazing. Beautiful house. We are looking forward to Tim Hortons, they look like they are everywhere. Can't wait to read along.
Timmy's are everywhere! The coffee is a bit - especially as it either comes presweetened or not - no inbetween! The Timbits (chocolate) are my favourite!

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Nous allons qubec chaque fvrier.
We snowmobile across the lakes in winter - its pretty scary seeing the lakes we cross with the water instead of the ice tho!
Try the Vanille francaise coffee @ Tim Horton's & for me its always the Pomme Espices beignet & for DH the Boston Creme - lovely. If it wasn't for the mossie problem in summer we would move there to be able to snowmobile all winter every winter - fab place n fantastic people - enjoy
We would love to cme in winter! We used to live n Munich so know about the -30C temperatures. In Banff it was super cold too - even in April!

The mozzies are too bad - last year we had hardly any and this year it seems ok. All the windows have nets at them so we can have fresh air without the nasty blighters!

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The lake looks gorgeous a climbing wall in the bedroom now that's different

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My DD loves it - we had to bring her climbing shoes with us! It really is so very relaxing here!
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