today we set off for Prince Edward Island to visit Rob's parents who live there. most of today was spent tackling Quebec, the country's largest province. we made it through Montreal fine (I always feel so nervous every time we pass a tunnel or an overpass in that city), and the rest of the province was a blur of towns named after saints. I always love this portion of the drive, the endless fields dotted by random mountains that look like they were dropped there by some contemporary art student. there's something incredible about the trees that grow impossibly out of the rocks, clinging to the sides of the cliffs in a manner that just defies the laws of gravity, and the dirty fog that hangs low and hugs the mountains so tight it's hard to tell whether they're clouds or forest fire smoke.
we stopped at a St Hubert for lunch in a city that starts with Saint (SURPRISE), and then we saw a rainbow.
Quebec is an interesting test in my language skills. I always thought
that i had a pretty good grasp in reading French but the road signs have been confusing me all day. consider my series of tweets for the day:
gloooooria: "Super sans plomb" #WhatDoesThisMean #Quebec
gloooooria: "Desserte". Why does that sign say dessert? #WhatDoesThisMean #Quebec
gloooooria: "Train Routier" #WhatDoesThisMean #Quebec
like I know what those words mean individually but they make no sense in the context
gloooooria: "Aubainerie" #WhatDoesThisMean #Quebec
gloooooria: HELP WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN
gloooooria: OH MY GOD IT'S A RAINBOW IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL WHAT DOES IT MEAN SOB
luckily, we decided to stop for the night in Riviere-du-Loup where we were greeted by this sign, which totally cracks me up for some reason: