Monday, February 18, 2008

The weekend in review - Québec Winter Carnaval 2008 (Sunday)

Sunday Feb 17th.

Morning comes fast and furious and we're on a mission... a quick breakfast and we're on the road to Valcartier to spend the day on the slopes. Not Skiiing... but tobogganing, snow rafting and ice sliding.

We picked up one of Jeff and Stef's friends, Shawn, and then met up with two others Stephane and Daniel and the seven of us were on our way.

From 11 am to 5 pm we were like 7 little boys... frisking and frolicking in a winter wonderland of slides and snow paths. I swear it was just about the most fun I've ever experiences with a group of gay men - where we were completely clothed! heh

Here's Didier as we headed up one of the slopes. Its a very laid back, relaxed trip up the hill... very hakuna matata...


And this is me heading on up to the first ride... affectionately called EVEREST!...

OH MY FREAKING LORD was that amazing! The ride goes up to speeds of 80 km per hour... with nothing between your ass and ice and death but an inner tube and one heaping pile of adrenaline!

And conveniently at the top of the tower before you are hurtled off on said inner-tubes of death you have thew opportunity to be one with God, one last time before your face to face up above...

...THIS is your view as you look out over beyond the Park...


Didier and I were the first of our group down... I in front, Didier behind.

After us were Stephane and Daniel, followed by Shawn, Jeff and Stef. To get some idea of the speed and intense freak-ass fun, here's a vid of Shawn, Jeff and Stef... 15 seconds and it's over!



We spent close to 6 hours our on the slopes and to be quite honest we could have easily stayed another 6. The weather was PERFECTION. It was only minus 3 or 4, there was not an ounce of wind, and the sun was out the whole day. NEXT year when we head up to QC for Carnaval.. Saturday will be at Valcartier... I want more time here. It was a total BLAST! the best $25 I've ever spent at an amusement park. Admittedly we were all well worn out, but it was fun.

Back to Québec City, a quick bite to eat and off the the bus terminal... We got the last two seats at the back of the bus, next to the toilet... I hastily prayed that there's be no toxic fumes on the trip home as three hours is a bit much to be subjected to bus fumes... if you know what I mean... Our only annoyance thankfully, was a baby that apparently had a diaper full of galls, cause he DID NOT stop screaming the full trip. All I can say is god bless you iPod!

And there ya have it folks... The Weekend in Review. I hope y'all enjoyed... I know we did!

Until next February at Carnaval...
Toodles!

7 comments:

Maria said...

We went once to the Winter Carnival in Quebec City and we were also lucky to have had mild temperatures. However, as you are well aware we are not winter people. The only inner tube under my butt is the one at the water park.

Sonny Boy is also following in my footsteps he received a field trip slip at school to go inner tubing end of the month and he was like "why would I want to freeze my ass in the damn cold?" I replied "yup, your definately my son"

Looks like you guys had loads of fun though and if I dig deep enough in some old photos I could probably find the pictures of us at the winter carnival where I was dressed like a damn eskimo. heh!

Misster Kitty said...

Can I have your son's ticket?!

Maria said...

sure...

Misster Kitty said...

WOOHOO!

Will you be packing my lunch? If so, I'll take two chicken souvlaki, extra tzatziki.

Ma Horton said...

Don't push your luck baby . Looks like you had a SNOWBALL !

Misster Kitty said...

I don't think my request is out of bounds... heh

We had a BEE-LAST!

Maria said...

2 chicken souvlaki with extra tzatziki coming up.