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The last hop by car


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Kimball woke with a sore neck and shoulder today. Fortunately it was an easy 2h40 drive from Montreal [Montreal-travel-guide-203795] to Quebec [Quebec-travel-guide-204411] City. This would be our last hop by car in Canada this trip. We took a detour through Mont Royal where we saw some exclusive homes, cemeteries and the viewpoint before leaving the city via the Olympic Stadium. We missed St Joseph’s Oratory near there as we couldn’t spot it; never mind we had already been to St Peter’s in the Vatican just recently! The museum was also closed for remodelling anyway.

We had considered a detour along the way to the countryside but we cut that out. Arriving at Repotel Henri IV near the airport around 1400, we managed to get into our room immediately. As hadn’t had lunch, we went to our nearest option at Tim Horton’s (a Canadian coffee chain). The wrap and sandwich were both made-to-order and absolutely delicious. This find was a little too late in our stay in Canada!

After my driver had had some rest, we decided to do some reconnaissance. First up was the airport to ensure that we’re able to return our rental car around 0300 on our last day. Secondly, to old town to orientate and check out parking in preparation for tomorrow.

We managed to park in Lower Town for about 20 minutes and took a brief wander. We decided that this would be the best place to park tomorrow as the time limit was 5h rather than 2h in upper town (at the same hourly rate of $2.50 per hour).

Back near the hotel, we ate at a Quebec chain restaurant called Normandin. It was of a similar standard to Denny’s but the Thai chicken salad and Atlantic Salmon pasta were both superb. Another Canadian “find” a little too late, but this one is limited to Quebec province only.

Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Canada

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