Saturday, August 4, 2018

Into Canada and Onto Montreal for the NY-Montreal Trekkers

Bonjour! Today we finally arrived in Canada, crossing the border from Vermont into Quebec! We started off our morning weaving through the islands of Lake Champlain to reach the top of the lake right near the border. After we seamlessly crossed into Canada, we found a cute lunch spot where Elliot and Alexa helped decode the all-French menus so the Trekkers could pick their meals. After a high-mileage morning, everyone was excited for a big meal. Lait du chocolat (chocolate milk) was the highlight of the meal, though the cups were gone before we knew it.

The rest of the ride into Napiersville, QC was a nice flat journey, offering a nice change from the hilly landscape of New York and Vermont. We arrived in the early afternoon at our final campsite for the trip which is also the most unique site we’ve stayed at. We were blessed with lots of space and amenities like a large water slide, spacious showers, fooseball, and a covered picnic area. After many runs down the slide, we ended our afternoon with some games of soccer and basketball, making use of both soccer fields and basketball courts adjacent to our tent site.

Famished from the long day of biking and games, we scarfed down a large dinner of pasta, chicken, apples, and peaches very quickly. So, we ended the day with a quick run back to the store to pick up dessert to satiate our hunger. We had an early bedtime to make sure we were ready for our last big day of biking into Montreal tomorrow.