My friend invited me to go to the race track in Quebec, as he knows I am a bit of a hotrod myself and own a 1977 corvette. How could I refuse? What made this experience really interesting is that the instructions were all in French, and I don't speak French, and the race cars were manual, which I don't have much experience driving! Needless to say, it was all very exciting!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Night skiing at Camp Fortune - just 20 minutes away from work!
View from the top of Camp Fortune - Quebec, Canada
Lift to the top!!
On the way up to the top!
Life is good, let's go skiing!
Winter snow storm! And I had no googles!
Mont Tremblant resort
Nothing like a fine meal after a day of skiing!
No ski trip would be complete without eating Poutine...Here is my friend Jenny when we were taking a lunch break skiing at Mont St. Marie.
Poutine ( //; Quebec French pronunciation: [put͡sɪn] ( listen)) is a Canadian dish of French fries and fresh cheese curds, covered with brown gravy or sauce. Sometimes additional ingredients are added.
Poutine is a fast food dish that originated in Quebec and can now be found across Canada. It is sold by national and international fast food chains, in small "greasy spoon" type diners (commonly known as "cantines" or "casse-croûtes" in Quebec) and pubs, as well as by roadside chip wagons (commonly known as "cabanes à patates", literally meaning "potato shacks"). International chains like McDonald's, A&W, KFC and Burger King also sell mass-produced poutine in Canada
The dish apparently originated in rural Quebec, Canada, in the late 1950s. Several Québécois communities claim to be the birthplace of poutine, including Drummondville (by Jean-Paul Roy in 1964), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Victoriaville. One often-cited tale is that of Fernand Lachance, from Warwick, Quebec, which claims that poutine was invented there in 1957; Lachance is said to have exclaimed ça va faire une maudite poutine ("it will make a damn mess"), hence the name. The sauce was allegedly added later, to keep the fries warm longer.
Time for a cold beer after a day of skiing....
Into the woods....