I enjoyed my trip to Canada immensely, and because we did so much, I’ll break it down into separate blog posts:
- Vermont & Quebec City.
- Ottawa, Toronto & Niagara Falls.
First, I’ll detail our visits to Vermont and Quebec City. My friend Donald and I left Washington, D.C., around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. We were able to avoid a good bit of traffic this way. Due to road closures and construction, the state of Delaware ended up being a huge pain for us, and we lost about an hour trying to figure out how to get on the interstate again.
My pal Donald and I begin our road trip to Canada this afternoon. If you want to follow our travels to Vermont, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara over five days, we’ll be tweeting using #OCanada2k14 as a hash-tag. Follow me on Twitter for the latest!
Next week, I’m heading to Canada on a road trip with my friend from college, Donald, who is also a prolific traveler (this guy went on two cruises in the same month!).
This is my first time in Canada, but I already have a short list of things to do and see:
- Attend the Montreal Jazz Festival. We’ve already gotten our tickets to see Jordan Officer, and as Louisianans, we’ll be wholly prepared for this world renown jazz and blues experience.
- Try poutine. I had it in New York City a few weeks ago and enjoyed it, but I’m ready for the real deal in Canada.
- Visit the CN Tower in Toronto, though neither of us are planning on scaling it.
- Check out the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.
- Determine which side of Niagara is better — American or Canadian?
- Travel the St. Lawrence River and take a walking tour of Quebec City (I always try to maximize the amount of time I spend on the water).
If you’ve been to Canada before, please send me some suggestions! We’ll try to incorporate them as much as possible in our trip, and I’ll blog along the way.
À bientôt, mes amis!