We’re nearing the end of the alphabet and you know what that means? I’m entering treacherous waters filled with the letters Q, X, and Z! However, I did find a place starting with the letter Q that I would like to go and visit – Quebec, Canada. In fact, I’ll be going there next month. My friend lives near Ottawa just across the river in Quebec province. I did a little jig when I found out because there is one thing I am seriously looking forward to when visiting next month…..*drumroll*……
Do you love french fries? Cheese? Gravy? Ever thought about combining them into one delicious dish? That is poutine. If all goes according to plan it will be the first meal I have getting off the plane. I’m guessing it’s like the Californian equivalent of immediately driving from the airport to In-N-Out for a burger. At least it would be if I was from Quebec. Poutine reminds me of this hole in the wall Mexican drive-thru my friends and I would go to during college. They serve the most delicious carne asada fries you’ll ever taste. But I digress. Poutine is unique to Quebec and I cannot wait to try some.
Don’t get me wrong, city life is fantastic. Lots of things to see and do. Cultural and historical landmarks abound but one special thing about Canada is its vast amount of unsettled land. Quebec province has an especially large amount that spans from the US border all the way up to the Atlantic Ocean near Greenland. If you like getting outdoors then Quebec province is perfect for you. There are a diversity of forest types from tundra to taiga and everything in between.And of course, no trip to Canada is complete without a stop at Tim Horton’s for some coffee and Tim Bits! Writing this post has me very excited for my trip to Canada next month. And I’m doubly excited because the exchange rate is favorable for Americans. I wonder how much empty space I’ll need in my luggage for all the poutine I plan on bringing back? What would you add to my Quebec travel list? Is there anything else unique to the province that I left off?