There is good reason to call this “The Blueberry Route”. It was harvest time when we arrived. Being so far north in Quebec, these are the small blueberries, often associated with Maine in the US. Local shops made a favorite treat, fresh blueberries in chocolate.
“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what your gonna get.” – Forest Gump
Food on cycling holidays is like a box of chocolates. You never quite know what you’ll find (and usually want to have something in your pack in case you find nada). I’ve had some great meals, usually while in rural areas and getting to sample regional cuisine. This was our second to last night cycling around Lac San Jean in Quebec. I recall sitting out at a picnic table, having a burger and fries with a slice of tarte aux bleuets. I became very good at ordering dessert in Quebecois French on this trip.
We are about four days away from our summer vacation. We’ve chosen to go on a cycling holiday this year, and this made me feel nostalgia for past trips. This is from a trip we took around Lac San Jean about two hours north of Quebec City in Canada. Val Jalbert was once a thriving community but was abandoned in the mid 20th century. The buildings have now become a museum.