Travelling to Ontario, Quebec in March
At the end of March of next year, I'll be in Ottawa visiting family from the 24th to the 27th. I—or at least my dad, who's handling the arrangements—scheduled my flight to leave on April 1st. That means I'll have four or five days (depending on how and where I travel within that time period) to visit with my friends from Ontario and Quebec. Who are these mythical friends? They are self-selecting, really. Anybody that thinks they know how to show me a good time while I'm there—I'm not opposed to loosening my morals for a special occasion like travelling out of province—can offer their services, be it a place to stay for the night or to show me around or introduce me to their cute, dateless-that-night co-worker. This is just a heads up, really, since the trip is more than half a year away, but it will be my biggest and longest trip in years, and I figure the more warning the better.
That means I need to really brush up on my French, especially if I'm going to Quebec, a province I haven't been to since Grade 6 more than a dozen years go. It's a really beautiful province, if memory serves me correctly, and I had the added benefit of spending it mostly outside the metropolitan Montreal area. Every Canadian should be required by law to spend a week in rural Quebec, or at the very least, Quebec City. Only then will they understand why many people from Quebec desire a separate country. (For the record, I do not agree that Quebec should separate, but I can understand why they would want to.) Montreal would be my first choice to visit, then Toronto. As much as I like the idea of Toronto (it is Canada's most American city), Montreal, a city I've been to briefly, strikes me as the most beautiful. Not a controversial opinion, I'm sure.
Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, end of March. Expect me there.