I think it is time for me… to tell you all what I will be doing this summer! I don’t know if I talked about it before… but I have two nationalities, the French one, and the Canadian one. Therefore, my family and I are very often going to Canada for summer, to visit my uncles and aunts.
This year is one of those years. I’ll be in North America from July the 17th to August the 22nd. It is quite a long trip, as you can see!
Of course, planning a trip like this one is a bit more complicated than staying within France. We have to book flights, find accomodations, and plan everything ahead if we don’t want to pay steep prices. As we are four, it is hard to say “we will just be going and see what we find to spend the night!”. It is way too risky and I definitely don’t want to sleep in the car. Very uncomfortable, believe me.
So, what is the plan?
First, we go to Montreal. My dad is there for six months, so he already has a sort of accomodation. It is small, and I am not sure we will be very cosy, but it will do for a few days. I am a very difficult sleeper. I cannot bear noise and it usually is a problem when we go on holidays. When I was younger we would always choose camping as our accomodation, but as I grew up, sleeping in a tent turned into a nightmare. It makes me crazy to hear everyone snoring (in my tent, but also in our neighbours tents!), but there is worse. The crickets. They make so much noise and never let go! I remember spending nights hoping for them to finally stop but they will never ever do so. Anyway, I’m getting off topic there, aren’t I?
So, Montreal first. To be honest, the beginning of our trip isn’t entirely planned. I know we are supposed to go to the Laurentians and to Ottawa at some point, but I don’t know exactly in which order and for how long. I guess we still have time to sort it out.
From August the 3rd to August the 10th… we are going… to the US!!! It will be my first time EVER crossing the border. Though I went to Canada many, many times, I never visited the US. Somehow, my parents and I are a bit worried. To be honest, we almost cancelled this trip, because we planned on going to Boston and… well, you all know what happened in Boston not so long ago. I was a bit like “what should we do? Is it safe to go to the US? Shouldn’t we just visit another Canadian region we never saw?”. But, we finally decided to follow the original plan. Well, not exactly. Finally, we won’t be staying in Boston, but in Newport. However, we still plan to visit Boston, and also Cape Cod. So many things we want to see!
After that, we will be making all the road back to Quebec. It has been a long time since I went to Quebec City and I really wanted to see it again, so we will be spending a week there. After that… well, it will almost be the end of our trip. We will probably stay either in Ottawa or Montreal.
And you, what are you doing this summer? Have you any trip planned? Let me know!