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Travel Blogs from Sainte-Adele
... Gaspe Peninsula, our next destinations.
After the city tour, we lunched in the market area where outdoor restaurants are plentiful and enjoyed a glass of wine (Colleen) and a beer (Jim) while doing some people watching. We took a local bus back to Riley, packed up and were soon on the road headed over the bridge to Quebec. We drove a short 80 miles through rural Quebec countryside - rolling hills and forests of green. ...
... tapping is usually done in March/April when they have had a freezing cold night and a warmerish day - the temperature difference needs to be at least 10 degrees. The maple water is extracted into buckets and taken to the boiler. It takes 40litres of evaporated maple water to make 1 litre of maple syrup! When we walked outside we could see the holes in the trees where they have been tapped over and over.
I wish I had room to buy maple icecream from the gift shop ...
Today was the last day we had at Tremblant so we were all sort of committed to going all out. I was getting picked up today and taken to Ottawa so Jenny came up to tremblant with her friend Steph. We met up with them at the bottom of the hill and because Alex was ready we went back up the hill with the girls. I was a bit skeptical about taking the girls up but they both were really comfortable on a board so it was good :) A few ...
... decided to go back up the mountain. On our way back down we ran into the other three who had on their own accord decided they were ready to tackle the big mountain.
We did a run down with them and of course it was 3:30 so it was time to go home. On the way out Kellie bought a true Canadian treat which was a line of hot maple syrup poured in the snow and rolled onto a ...
... what I knew. After about an hour or two they all started to get the hang of it and all made it down the hill.
After a little while one of our new mates from the hostel got to the slope and him and I went for a few runs down big hill. We started off on some of the blues and then quickly moved on to some of the black runs. On our second run we found ourselves at the top of the park. me being ...
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