Monday, 9 October 2006

Now near Montreal, Quebec

Our site at Camping Alouette

It was sunny and bright but still chilly this morning as we packed up to leave for Montreal. We left shortly after 10:30 a.m. and arrived here at Camping Alouette just outside of Montreal and south of the St. Lawrence at around 1:15 p.m. Most of the drive was in cloud but as we neared the campground the sun came out and the temperature was about 20C (68F). After we got set up, I sat outside for a while enjoying the weather, then went for a short walk around the campground.

This campground while larger and twice as expensive as the one near Quebec City is not as nice in some ways. While this one is still rural, the sites are smaller and it’s in an industrial park with an RV dealership and repair shop as part of the facilities. It does have a pool and hot tub which appear to still be open but as the weather is to change in the next day or so, I doubt that we will be taking advantage of it.

I’ve seen one of my pet peeves in Quebec (in the Lévis area anyway) – line ups of cars in front of shopping malls with their four way flashers on while the owner runs in to pick something up from the store. That annoys me to no end. I don’t know why people can’t park in a parking spot and walk a few feet further without taking up one aisle of the driving lane. We’ll see if it happens in the Montreal area. While you see it occasionally in Ottawa, it was almost the norm in Lévis.

View from my lawnchair

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