It's Spring break in Quebec, even though Spring seems far away. This week, I got a Panasonic FZ1000 to test so all the photos were taken with that camera.
For some time already, my girl wanted alpine skis to go with her friends. At school, she had 2 days last year and 2 days this year where she learned a bit about it. She loved it. I used to ski too, but it was a long time ago.
My oldest boy did cross-country skiing at school this year. I used to do that too when I was young. I was lucky to live close enough to a forest. I was able to put on my skis right at home and go. The last time I did cross-country skiing was about 10 years ago. I still have my gear though.
So the Spring break started with a shopping spree to try to find ski gear for my kids and me. We did that on Saturday. On Sunday, my girl went Alpine skiing with her friends all day, and I went cross-country skiing with my boy. We live at a walk distance from cross-country ski trails. That's very nice. I did not take any photos though. I did not want to fall on the camera while trying to get my marks back.
Monday afternoon, I received a Panasonic FZ1000 for testing purpose. I thought the timing was great, since the kids were in Holiday. I was so wrong... lol. I took a few shots of the usual suspects.
My daughter went skiing for the third day in a row. I was working, but I was off early and the weather was really nice. I had some spare time to play outside with Roxy before getting my wife at work. I took a few shots of my daughter when I picked her up at the ski station.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesday, I went skiing with my daughter. It was my first time in over 20 years. We went to a beautiful ski resort named Owl's Head. I thought about bringing the FZ1000 because the scenery is amazing there. My daughter told me it would be a bad idea, since I might breaking when I would plunge face first in the snow. She's more thoughtful than me, but I did not take any chance. I only fell once, but it was a good show... and she was right about the face-first in the snow. We had a lot of fun together. I love all my kids, and I love doing things together as a family. But it is always special doing something with just one of them. It builds up nice memories (even without photos).
Thursday, my wife and I were working and the kids were with their grands-parents. Friday, I'm not too sure what we did during the day but I went skiing with my daughter and oldest son in the evening. No photos of that either. Maybe next time I'll bring the LX100. It fits well in my winter jacket's pocket. I'd still be worry to fall and break it though.
There is this little restaurant called Les Trois Graces, 40 minutes away from where I live, in a small town called Eastman. Alex and Eve, the owners, host and cook, are awesome. They make you feel at home. The food is really great, but it's more than that. It is a place that makes me happy. We go there 3 or 4 times a year, but I would be there every weekend if I could. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that way in the family, as you can see in those pictures.