Sunday, April 01, 2007

Daytripping: Les Laurentides


I planned to spend all of yesterday doing schoolwork, I really did. (Just like every day until at least April 20.) But at about 1 p.m. I couldn't stand being in the house anymore. It was a beautiful day, and I just needed a break. I decided that I could justify taking the rest of the afternoon off to clear my mind, and I'm so glad that I did.

Bill and I hit the road and headed north (northwest?) to the Laurentians. We hadn't been out of the city since last October, when we drove to London; we stopped in Laval for road coffees and then drove about 60 kilometres to St-Sauveur. (The photo above is of L'Eglise St-Sauveur.) It's a small ski-resort town, very touristy, the sidewalks jammed with sporty people and their enormous dogs. We walked in the sunshine for a while and then got back in the car and drove another five kilometres to Morin Heights. We spent a glorious hour there having a pint on the terrasse of the local pub. I wasn't even wearing a jacket -- just a sweater and a scarf. Glorious.

So, yesterday was a big breath of fresh air (literally!), but today I'm back at my desk and back to my work. Sigh! I need to keep reminding myself that after I hand in these three papers, I can have lots of days like yesterday.

11 comments:

carolyn said...

fresh air. beer. yum. sounds like a great afternoon! now back to work for you!

Nadia said...

I'm in the exact same mood until April 23. I think I need to plan a reward, something to look forward to...

janine said...

How weird! I live on Guernsey and not only do we have a parish called St Saviours (in the local patois it is caled St Sauveur)and we have hill called Mount Morin!
of course we also have a famous general called Sir Isaac Brock who I believe is a hero in Canada :-)

Kristin said...

Sounds like a great day! You need to have a day off to make other study days more productive.

Elinor said...

Looks like a good breather from schoolwork! I'm fighting the urge to spend the rest of the day outside and ignore the organic chemistry on my desk!

Chris said...

Sometimes a break outdoor is just the thing. Now, buckle down, missy! ;)

eyeleen said...

Sounds like you had a glorious time!

Madison said...

I just came upon your blog not too long ago and I read your about you info tonight and saw that you're still grieving over the end of Sassy! ME TOO! I can't believe there is another person that remembers that mag. I LOVED it and I wish it would return. Apparently, everyone likes Cosmo a little bit more. BOO!!! =(

Stacey said...

sometimes the brain needs a fresh air break. it looks like it helped!

lyssa said...

i *so* hear you.
two more papers,
two more big assignments,
one presentation,
one final exam.

=

FREEDOM!!!
at least for a while. :)

Bumbershootska said...

I'm a former Sauveur-ite and miss it so - when I saw the Church, I nearly plotzed. I recognised it before I read what your post was about!!!
Now, I'm homesick....