Saturday, January 2, 2010

Guest Blog: Get Ready for the Frozen North 2010: Winter Carnival, Quebec, Canada

Don and Jadon tear it down the ice slide.

Guest Blogger Shira Doron prepares us for the annual:
Winter Carnival
290 Rue Joly
Quebec City
Quebec, Canada

Buy a DVD player for the car and head to Quebec City. Prepare to be transported. Quebec lacks nothing compared to Europe, and I doubt there is a more special Winter Carnaval anywhere. The kids were enthralled with the carnival's mascott, Bonhomme, a giant snowman who made brief appearanced everywhere. Absolutely everything is made of ice and is a sight to behold. Don't be a crazy New Jersey JAP like me and fail to dress for the occasion.

You will spend every day all day outside so wear snow pants and wool socks for God's sakes. The surface of everything is covered with snow, so don't even bother bringing a stroller unless it's all-terrain. Kids get pulled around on sled which are available for free. I know you're regimented, but let the kids stay up late one night to see the nightly parade. It rivals Macy's on Thanksgiving. So what are you waiting for? Gas up the car and go. It's really not that far (if you have movies).