We roll out just after 23h00 across Forest Hills Parkway headed for the Trans Canada. There are hours of bleary eyed driving ahead for both Mélanie and I. The momentum of departure goes to me. It’s first shift time.
The kids are great the whole trip snoozing until sevenish. That’s when we pull into the McDonald’s playground in Grand Falls, New Brunswick to let them release a little energy. We get to fuel up too with on the road comfort food.
We pull into the thank god we’re here pit at Drummondville. Nicole and Raymond have come to relieve us. They’ll drive the last 45 minutes of the trip. What a sweet break – we’re wilting on the vine. The kids fly into Nicole and Raymond’s arms. We tank up with a bit more sugar and make the final push to Sorel so happy to get out from behind the wheel.