Monday, August 1, 2011

Canada Trip 2011

Day 1

As some of you might know, on Friday, July 29, 2011 we started our motorcycle trip to Quebec, Canada. First day was pretty much uneventful with exceptions of riding entire distance in the dark, most of the time in the rain and fog. We also almost ran out of gas and hit a dear, plus for some strange reasons our hotel reservation was cancelled. By 3 o'clock in the morning when we finally got to bed it still didn't feel like a vacation.
Lessons learned:
Do not leave on motorcycle vacation on Friday night after work in the rain
When traveling in rural areas get gas every time you stop for a break
If you are running out of gas, remember to still concentrate on the road and watch out for deer
Red Roof Inn in Rutland, VT sucks.
There are no pictures from the road, but here is a map.

Day 2

Day two had a late start, so we hit the road around 11 o'clock in the morning. We had 341 miles ahead of us, primarily back roads of Vermont and Quebec.

getting ready

We hit some great roads on the way, and here are few pictures of them

I had to pose for this one

We also met this guy

and came across some water falls

Finally we got into the Canada - border crossing was fast and easy, since we crossed throughout some very small post.
Here are a few pics of Canadian roads, which greeted us with some pig farms and familiar smell of manure...

also a few pictures of us during one of the rest stops

And then we crossed over to a on a ferry

It was a very long day, since we made a lot of scenic stops and drove at lower speeds. We got into our hotel in the center of the Old Quebec city around 11 in the evening, which was almost after 12 hours on the road.

Here is a map of day 2:

Lesson learned on day two:
Do not plan 340 miles ride with scenic stops if you still want to be married by the end of the trip
(we both walked like mongolian horse riders by the end of the day, but it was great nonetheless)

Day 3

The day was dedicated to Quebec city (walking in hopes of getting rid of Mongolian walk). The day started with a fabulous breakfast at the Champlain Hotel (great pate and omelet). Right after breakfast we headed out to explore North-American version of Paris - starting at parliament building in upper old Quebec city.

Of course with its own fountain

and Devochka got tired...

Here are a few more pics

Next off to Citadel

Yeap, that's real bear-hat on a guy in 80 degrees heat

Ok, done here - off to just walking around the city (doing touristy things)

Dude is crossing the country on a tractor, making documentary about family farming


And then the light ended

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