Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back from a dark ski through the woods...


So glad I went! We skied in the dark (using my cave-exploring head lamp) to a small cabin in the woods. It was full of people -- strangers. Many had candles to light their tables. We only had the head lamp. We sipped tea and ate my mom's cannelé after we'd warmed them in tinfoil on the fireplace. My friend brought the tin foil to toast some scones, which were also delicious.

Then I slipped up the hill to the public outhouse and slipped down again (the iciest area we encountered) and we packed up and skied out with only the moon and the pink haze of light pollution from Gatineau to guide our way.

Such a lovely Canadian thing to do. If the French people ever come to visit in winter, I'm taking them there.

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