Snapshot: Vacationing in Quebec!
We’re back! We had a wonderful time on vacation! This was Victory’s first vacation and it was very nice! We began our vacation in Manchester, Vermont for a few days, with a quick stop at Lake Champlain, and then to our destination, Quebec! Doug drove the entire way both ways and Victory sat on my lap! We were really fortunate that we had really nice weather and temperatures during our entire vacation!
This was the first vacation that I did little work! Thus, today’s post is a sneak peek, as I have not finished editing the images. If you follow along on Instagram, I shared some images from our vacation during our vacation! I plan to share more images of our trip, once I have edited images!
We had a great time in Manchester, Vermont. Doug wanted to stop in Vermont on our way to Quebec. We wanted to bring Victory to the Orvis Flagship Store where we took Biscuit last spring where he was the Orvis Cover Dog Winner and Centerfold and represented the Orvis Petfinder Commitment supporting and promoting dog rescue! (Plus, Manchester is extremely dog friendly with great places to shop! Victory went into all of the stores with us, including the dressing rooms!) The people at remembered us at Orvis and were sad to learn of Biscuit’s passing. We introduced our Victory and we had a great time together! Victory had fun trying out (picking out) the Orvis dog beds and trying on her new Orvis coat!
We stopped briefly at Lake Champlain on our way to Quebec and it was beautiful.
We made it to our lake house that we rented for several weeks in Quebec! It was on the Lake of Two Mountains and the views were beautiful and we witnessed many lovely sunsets each night! Victory loved the beach and boating! We also made ample time to relax, read, and take some long walks in the village where we stayed. Doug and I are now hooked on Downton Abbey — we watched the first three seasons, which were available on Netflix in Canada, but not at home, so we ordered season four, which is on its way to us!
We walked to the beach and we had a lot of fun with Victory! She loved the beach and we captured her putting her paws in the water for the first time! She actually went into the water and she loved walking on the beach!
We went into Montreal a few times and pushed Victory around in her Hound About — which turned out to be a lifesaver as the city is very crowded and it would have been too stressful for her to walk on the sidewalks with so many people! She rode around in class! Doug and I loved going to the Orange Julep! This has the world’s best orange juice! We went several times to the Orange Julep and we loved it! If I could order this orange juice online, I would! It was that good! Plus, you have to love that the orange juice is served from an orange! We also visited McGill University and walked all around a good portion of the city! We went shopping in Montreal and Victory got some new gear! Doug also showed me the bookstore where he first wrote to me just prior to our first date on Rue Sainte Catherine ten years ago (nearly to the day!) (Back then, internet cafes were big!)
One of my favorite parts of the trip was taking the route de vines! I am not a big wine person, but the views and the vineyards were really beautiful. Doug figured out the routes and drove us everywhere! We learned about fire cider, which tastes really good! We brought some home with us! This fire cider is wonderful! Victory loved the wineries and dogs were welcome and, of course, everyone called her a “plus beau chien!” (most beautiful dog!) Of course, we agree! Victory loved the vineyards so much that she often did not want to leave! Everyone was so friendly!
Oh, how can I leave out Tim Hortons? Doug loves Tim Horton’s; we do not have one near us; and they just are not the same in the U.S. So, as a result, we ate way too many donuts! (They were really good, as I usually do not eat donuts!) Also, it is very interesting going to a fast food restaurant where everyone is so nice and everyone knows French and English — this not something you see here in the U.S.!
Most of all, we enjoyed spending time together; getting away and having a break; having a change of scenery; and having days where we had no plans and were able to take each day as it came! Everyone was so nice in Quebec and the pace of everything was nice and slow! Enjoy the snapshot of photos from our vacation below!
Welcome back….you were missed.