The girls and I are having a blast spending Spring Break in Ottawa. Weather aside- snow in the middle of April!!!!, it has definitely been a trip down memory lane. The girls have not been back in almost three years and it is wonderful to watch their reactions and share experiences with them. We have visited the Canadian Museum of History, a place where we spent tons of hours passing time when they were little, a wave pool (something we do not have in NYC) and today a maple sugar shack in Quebec.
The Sucrerie de la Montagne is in Rigaud, Quebec. It is an old school maple sugar shack where they tap the trees without lines and bake bread in a monster brick oven. It is in a gorgeous location up in a mountain and is exactly the escape that we needed. After a tour of the facilities we ate a family style feast of pea soup, fresh bread, sausage, bacon, meat pie, ham, egg souffle, mashed potatoes and beans. For dessert there were pancakes with maple syrup and maple sugar pie. I probably should have run home 😉 We had a great time and may have bought a few treats to take back to the city.
Hope you enjoy the pics. I have to go and rest up for more eating and a trip to the sky zone (?!)
Happy Wednesday!! Here’s hoping Spring weather comes back for the break!