The drive from Maine to Montreal was long, but scenic. It was overcast and rainy much of the time, but that didn't dampen our spirits! We drove alongside the Kennebec River, the most popular in Maine for whitewater rafting, for quite some time as we got close to the Canadian border.
Crossing the border was easy. I didn't know what to expect, as I've never driven into another country before! They checked our passports, asked what the purpose of our travel was, and sent us on our way...with a smile!
Finding our way in Quebec was a little more challenging, even with navigation, as all the road signs are in French! Thank you Google Translate!
The traffic reporter in me couldn't help but notice the reversible rush hour lane on the Jacque Cartier Bridge as we approached Old Montreal!
Old Montréal is the oldest area of the city. It was founded in 1642 by French settlers on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. We barely had time to explore the quaint shops along Rue St. Paul and take in the charm of Vieux Montréal!
Our dinner - c'est magnifique! Delicious steak and French wine at Vieux-Port Steakhouse was just what we needed after a long day of travel! BTW, best créme brûlée I've ever had! Our server Steve Bellows was delightful and gave us helpful tips on our upcoming Canadian travels! Merci beaucoup!
Next stop - Toronto! #TheJourneyContinues