Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Plan...we has one


Spring (ish) Break is coming up here at Chez AliP at the end of this month. This has been an adjustment since we moved here...March Break in February? WTF?? back in NS ALL the public schools have the March Break vay-cay at the same time. Here in the Qc its staggered. Another adjustment because you say "We have break at this time" and someone is bound to tell you you are wrong because they have break at another time...but thats another story for another time...
HM arrived back from Va Beach last night full of love for that lovely place and this morning we had a discussion as to what this family will do for Break. Will we driv many many hours and lose two days to travel and go to his new favourite place in the 'Verse,or stay in province and do winter fun stuffs. Trust, it was a bit difficult to decide. I was kinda thinking that strolling on a vacant beach and not having to wear heavy duty outer garments would be a novelty in February...sigh. But the fact is thats a lot of driving for 2 or thress days of no snow. We are Canadian. We decided to embrace the snow. Plus if we don't go to Valcartier, the kids may kill us in our sleep.
SO, the plan is made. A room is booked at the Hotel Quebec in Ste-Foy for 3 nights. Its our favourite because of the pool area and good food in the restaurant. We have stayed there a few times now. Winter fun and shenanigans will be had at Village Des Vacances Valcartier. http://www.valcartier.com/page.aspx?GP=223&SID=241&LA=EN
If you have never been to Valcartier in winter OR summer you are missing some serious fun. Our first time was when the boys were pre-schoolers and we were here for a family visit at Christmas.
There...a vacation plan. We has one.

4 comments:

K. said...

Oh man Oh man Oh man!!!! Can I come!?!?!?!?!?!?! I so want to go there but without kids, I think my friends and I would look a little estupido! Hope you guys have fun and I hope to see you sooooooon!

Tara said...

Oh shame. I'm a born and raised Canadian, and I've never been to Valcartier. I'll make a point to go when the kids are older. :)

AliP said...

K, there are tonnes of adults sans enfants there every time we go. Plus there is a BAR inside that opens at 5 pm ( I think thats the time) This would be an awesome weekend away for you and your peeps. The Everest and the Himalaya are too scary for me and I get sick if I ride the Tornade more than once. The Himalaya even made the Man scream like a schoolgirl. MWAHAHAHA I never let him forget it either.

AliP said...

T, yeah Maxime really isn't old enough. Give him a year or two...LOL