The first stop in Quebec
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Once we crossed the border it was already evening and night as dusk was coming early. So I had contacted Eric, a childhood friend of mine who settled and remained in Sherbrooke after we studied at Sherbrooke University. He was now well settled outside Sherbrooke near Orford and we managed to find his house after a few driving.
It was great to meet him again and see all the work in did on his little countryside house and meet his new family. We talked a bit with some food and drink for a while until it was time to get some sleep. We had drive a lot and he had to go to work tomorrow.
The snow was still around in Sherbrooke, but it was definitely melting so the winter was heading to its end, we just had to be careful about not getting out feet wet with all the puddle around.
The following morning we woke up slowly and prepared ourselves to go out, said goodbye to Adeline (Eric's partner) and went to visit around. We head to Sherbrooke for a few hours just to show Megan the city, the downtown and some of it's mural. Sherbrooke has definitely more characteristics of the New England industrial city like those we pass through in the Appalachians, Pennsylvania and New York. At least I realise it even more now after having driven through so many from Ohio to here, the pattern, bricks building and architecture has been greatly influenced.
We also drove around the University district just to show it and where I used to live but as noon was coming we went quickly to Magog to meet with Eric and have lunch with him. We shared a pizza at pizzedelic and still talked for some time but the noon time went rather quick. So we finished some walk around Magog and by the frozen lake before hitting the road to get home.
We decided to take some detour into the countryside and ended up going toward Chartierville and the Townships. Chartierville is a small borderpost village tuck in the hills, but it has the characteristic of having a magnetic hill... well, we tried it but didn't catch the trick.
After that short sightseeing, we aimed back northward and headed to be at home in Lac-Sergent for the evening and meet with my family.