(This is a postcard from Postcards from Alex that I sent back in August.)
Well, I just came back from my second road trip to the Île d’Orléans just within two weeks. It’s sort of long to explain why I went there twice, so let's just say that I'm not a good planner. But hey, both trips were fun!
I first went with my artist friend Paméla Simard to photograph her otherworldly sculptures, and then came back two weeks later alongside my family.
This was the first family road trip in a while! The last time we went on a road trip, I brought them camping. We were cold and miserable, it was great.
So how is it traveling with my family, you ask? Well I saw my parents come back from Vietnam last year with EIGHT suitcases (??!??!?). EIGHT. I have two parents only. According to math, that means 4 suitcases each. So I implemented a strict one bag policy for them.
Quick impressions of the Île d’Orléans: it’s closer to Quebec and bigger than I thought, there are lots of beautiful views, and people there are really into picking berries. Here’s a photo recap of our trip.
We did the berry thing! It seems like every second home offers a sort of berry-picking experience. We gladly obliged and 1-hour later, our fingers were strawberry red. (So were our faces, but shhh).
Continuing with the berry theme, we went to this beautiful currant farm, where we visited their small currant processing factory, enjoyed a currant wine tasting, and ate at their delicious restaurant. These were the currant events.
On the island, we stayed at this beautiful bicentennial home. It included a host, whose social manners were as dated as the home he was hosting.
I was so comfortable in my bed, and I was so uncomfortable around our host.
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