Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fêtez la Fête nationale!

À l'honneur de la fête de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, j'ai mis mes photos de notre voyage à Québec en mai sur Flickr.

Le Château Frontenac, la nuit

Any excuse is as good as another, right? Anyway, we celebrated Saint-Jean-Baptiste by driving back from Toronto to Ottawa (ie., not at all). Toronto was, as always, good, though we didn't do much. We ate sushi. We met up with our friend Shoshanah for some (more) shopping and sushi. I got my hair cut. We bought a bunch of prints for our townhouse. The dog got wet in the rain, and wetter in my mom's gardens. There was hail and a funnel cloud (didn't see either, sadly).

A good time was had by all.

This post got me to thinking, however, and I have realized that in 3 of the past 4 months of May, we have travelled somewhere.

Last year, in May 2007, it was to Kyushu.*

Canal City, Fukuoka
The strange but cool Canal City in Fukuoka.

The year before, we didn't go anywhere exotic, though I note, looking through my archives, that we did go to Toronto for a weekend right at the beginning of the month. To be fair, though, we were gearing up for a year in Japan and so not really able to take off at the drop of a hat.

In May 2005, we went to Amsterdam.

Streets of Amsterdam
A rare, non-canal shot of Amsterdam.

So we'll have to figure out something neat for next year... Suggestions?

* I am embarrassed to note that I have completely neglected to ever finish uploading the Kyushu pictures - Nagasaki, which I think is my favourite city in all of Japan, is noticeably absent! I will rectify this oversight soon!!!


Mark Reynolds said...

Strasbourg. Yeah, yeah, you knew I was going to say it, but in addition to the many, many attractions, within the city and surrounding region, it is close to both Germany (Black Forest! Black Forest Cake! Black Forest Beer! and Switzerland (Watches! Chocolate! Did I mention the watches?). And who knows, I may even still be here by then!

Mark Reynolds said...

It's been more than a month! Get posting, ya bum!