April 8, 2012 Montreal Road Trip – Day 5
On our last day in Montreal, we decided to drive to Quebec City for a day trip. As usual, we didn’t leave the house until almost noon and didn’t get there until afternoon. It was freezing cold when we got there, and I was pretty sure all of us were under-dressed for the weather. We stopped somewhere downtown to grab a bite, then drove to Old Quebec. Even though it was March already, the place still exuded Christmas magic:
We walked up the steps to Chateaux Frontenac, where the wind and the icy ground made it impossible to be outside for more than a few minutes.
So we went inside and explored a little bit. Even though I had been to the Chateaux many times before, it was actually the first time I’d ever gone in, and it was fabulously opulent as expected. We decided that it was a waste of time to come to Quebec City and not walk around outside, so we braved the cold and went out again. We ended up just taking a walk around Old Quebec, snapping a few photos here and there with our shivering fingers, before heading back to the car again. I think we spent no more than 3 or 4 hours there total. Conclusion of the day: Quebec City is much better to visit in the summer (or if you go in the winter, at least go during the Carnaval).
For our last dinner in Montreal, we went to Ice House, a supposedly good Tex-Mex place. We got a pitcher of their famous bourbon lemonade, and it was delicious. Yufei and I shared half a fried chicken, which was delicious as well, though a little lacking in seasoning. The butter biscuit it came with was amazing though.
And that’s about it! The next day we drove back to NYC, and thus ended our Spring Break road trip!