David & I finally made it to the Marché de Noël at the Imperial Hotel in Annecy. Today was actually the very last day for it, so nothing like waiting to the last minute… I mostly just wanted to visit the Quebecois stands because I had been to the marché before and it’s usually swarmed with kids trying to talk to le Père Noël.
The Cabane à Sucre was so cute, and I wished I could stand there for hours listening to the adorable old ladies dressed in their red flannel shirts speak in their adorable Quebecois accents. We bought some maple syrup, of course, and some maple tea. The nice lady gave us some brochures for the shop in Quebec City, in case we ever wanted to visit. We mentioned that we were definitely going to Quebec in July, and that I had studied at Université Laval, and she gave us a free bag of maple syrup candy. She rocked.
Then we both bought tire d’érable on the way out. I didn’t mind that it dripped all over my hands and coat. I really needed that taste of North America, especially right now.