This is probably the coldest winter I have ever experienced since moving to Canada. After the -30 degrees weather in Quebec City, we headed to Mont Tremblant thinking it will be much better than Quebec City weather and finally learn how to skate and ski. It’s always been a dream of mine to learn how to ski but never had the courage to do so, One of my goal this year is to conquer all my fear and say yes to things that scare me the most. When we arrived the weather went down to -35 degree and felt like -50. There’s no way I could tolerate this weather and trying to learn at the same time. It looks so beautiful tho with all the powdery white but just can’t deal with the coldness, even Choco shivers everytime we get out of the car and cries so much even tho we already wrapped him up in a cozy red blanket. I felt so bad for him so we ended up just staying for one night instead of the original 2 nights plan.
We did however found a place about 30 minutes away from Mont Tremblant by the lake. We got a cottage thru Airbnb facing an endless magnificent frozen view of the Laurentians’ most beautiful lake. It also has a fireplace outside beside the steaming hot tub. We also had the opportunity to cook our own meal, which I enjoyed so much as I have been craving for some home cooked meal having been on the road all the time. The grocery shopping experience was pretty interesting too, no one spoke English to us and everything in this small town is in French. I definitely didn’t think I was still in Canada. Choco, on the other hand, made a new friend “Chimie” a shoodle who’s the pet of the owner and taught Choco how to climb the stairs. It was pretty cute to see. The more I get to spend time with Choco, the more I get to love him more. The best decision ever – Don’t worry you’ll meet him over here on the blog but he’s a constant guess on my Instagram. In the morning for sunrise, I spent my remaining time in our cottage in our hot tub. I woke up pretty early and whats the best way to watch a very cold sunset but with a fireplace and hot tub to keep you warm and toasty.
Upon checking out, we discovered that a few bottles of Moët Chandon have exploded in the back seat because of the cold. I also left a few of my make up in the car and also have frozen and ended up being useless. I guess a lesson is made. hahaha but all in all it was a great experience. We also tried visiting Mont Tremblant one more time to see if we could skate unfortunately it wasn’t open yet until 1 pm and we couldn’t wait anymore because I also have to meet Tania for lunch along the ay as she was also in Quebec.
After our brunch, we headed home to get ready for NYE. (we smuggled choco inside the brunch spot – the owners of restaurants in Quebec are more accommodating when it comes to small dogs to bring inside the restaurant compared to Toronto).