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在加拿大, Thanksgiving (感恩节,多为感恩上帝赐予丰收)是公共假期。(澳洲没这个假期)

今年,碰上了周末,我们本要上渥太华见见Ed弟弟一家。刚好他们定了Mt Tremblant 的住宿,我们就要多一间,一起上Mt Tremblant 渡假。

Mt Tremblant 位于魁北克省,是著名的旅游胜地。约二十多年前,当它还是个不食人间烟火的山上小镇时,有眼光的著名闲娱发展商看上了它。在过去二十多年来,投资了庞大资金,把它摇身变成滑雪天堂。因风景优美,近几年,人们也爱在春天上去避暑,在秋天上去看秋叶纷飞。

Mt Tremblant 离多伦多约七个小时车程。离渥太华或蒙特利尔较近,只两个小时车程。要不是Ed弟弟一家上去,Ed也懒得驾驶这么长的路程。我们抵达时,已是傍晚。

第二天,我们去受保护的森林公园徒步。 它五颜六色的满山秋叶,看得令我窒息,惊叹大自然的神妙。我一向来都很喜欢秋天,喜欢看那秋叶悄悄地凋落,喜欢听那踏在秋叶上沙沙的声音。虽然,墨尔本也有四季。可它没加拿大的四季那么显著。加上,它的气候干燥,秋天时,树叶干了,就落了,没机会变色。加拿大雨量较多,树叶会慢慢地一步一步地转色 – 绿,橙,红,紫,黄,褐等都有。这可是我第一次见到这种叹为观止的风景。

第三天,我们踏脚车去Mt Tremblant 的市中心。我这个城市女孩(给自己藉口!) 骑脚车很不行,看到人多车多就喊救命。还好Ed很有耐心,后来我才比较‘顺手’,也可以较欣赏一路凉风和秋叶纷飞。市中心有很多餐厅,店铺,娱乐场等,可想而知在这个感恩节假期有多人山人海。它欧式的建筑虽宏伟,我和Ed则嫌它旅客太多。去那主要是给四岁半的William (Ed的侄子)玩。还好,坐揽车上山顶时,还可以见到风景。

最后一天,我和Ed吃了早餐就要开车回多伦多。收拾好心情,玩得也累了,盼望回温暖的家。怎知,我们的车轮子受不了这样长途奔波,半路完蛋。还好,我们有紧急备有的轮胎,可是不可以跑高速公路,只可抄小路。所以,我们十个小时后才回到家 !

回到家时,我俩累坏了 ! 但难得有机会和家人相聚, 小小麻烦算不了什么。 加上,Mt Tremblant 的风景也值一游。

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昨天天气还好。有阳光。因气温还是零下,所以雪没溶。阳光照在雪上会很美丽。心血来潮下,跑去了The Beach

The Beach 是多伦多东西部较小的镇。离市中心约半小时的公共巴士车程。靠海岸,有个漂亮的沙滩。所以,名为The Beach。听说,主街里的一些商店蛮有意思。算是旅游胜地。夏天会人山人海。

我还没去过,因为听说冬天会很冷清。还以为今天的好天气会有些不同, 可是正如大家说的。我有些失望,也想念墨尔本的沙滩。

正打算回家时,看到几个老师带着一群穿着五颜六色冬天外套的小孩,奔奔跑跑地穿过被大雪盖满的公园。

白色纯洁的雪,五颜六色的可爱小孩。我今天很高兴。

The weather was pretty mild with lovely sunshine two days ago. It seemed to me was a good day to visit The Beach.

The Beach is a smaller town located at the East West of Toronto. It is about half an hour bus ride from the Downtown. It has a beautiful beach, hence its name. There are some funky stores at the main street. It attracts lots of tourists and can be very busy during summer time.

I have not been there since I came because of nothing interesting in this cold winter. I thought the sun would bring more people there but I was wrong. It was quite quiet, even depressing there.

Walking to the bus stop to return home, whilst feeling disappointed and missing the beautiful beaches in Melbourne, I saw a group of children wearing colourful winter jackets walking across the whitish snow covered park with their teachers. This is a scene that I would never seen in Melbourne.

Winter is colourful in Toronto. I went home happily.


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