It's a little less than a three hour drive from Montreal to Quebec City when you follow the posted speed and there is no construction. There is, a lot of road construction going on in the Province of Quebec. It rained, it poured, it was sunny and more as I drove between the two cities.
I stopped at the Restaurant Madrid, not known for it's culinary finesse, but rather just because it is there about half way between the two cities and hard to miss. Make that very hard to miss! Like many things, its time has passed and they are being sold and I hear torn down. I'm not sure if that is why the lot was full! A BLT with fries and a pepsi and glass of water with zero ice (that is the way it is served) and I'm back on the road, but not before I gas up!
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Now that was an experience. First the price, $63+ for 4/5 of a tank of gas! Remember, the American dollar is currently worth less than the Canadian one, so add that to the cost! Second, there is no place to swipe a card! It's understandable, it's old and they are closing! Third, you don't have to pay before you pump, they trust you to pay, and they do not threaten you with the Sherrif if you don't. They expect that you will pay! Now remember this is a very busy place, right off the main highway!
The arrival at my brother's is wonderful! We talk and hug and all talk and hug! I get to meet my nephews girlfriend and we talk late into the night! I show them the heritage album, and after a while, present them with their own copy! It's a big hit! Life is good and since this is all about yesterday, we are now Wednesday, I have a lot of things going on today... which I'll share tomorrow!
Have a great day, I know I will!