In all fairness, we had never even heard of Mont Tremblant until our friend Sylvia, better known to our boys as "Oscar's Mom," invited us to visit their summer haven for the weekend.
What? Visit our fancy Canadian friends in their fancy summer ski resort town? Yes, please!
We arrived hungry and ready for fun! First up, dinner at La Maison De La Crepe. Andrew dove right into a pizza crepe, while Max opted for the dessert variety. Whatever... we're on vacation!
The Canadians really have things figured out in this town, placing a variety of playgrounds outside of their many restaurants. No sooner had the boys polished off their crepes than they spied Oscar and brother, Henry, on the playground. Let the school buddies reunion begin!
Oscar is an honest-to-goodness Rubik's Cube genius. Want him to solve one blindfolded? Behind his back? No problem.
Man: "Grilled Cheese?"
Mark: "Yes, Grilled Cheese!"
April: "Mark, I'm sure he doesn't mean that."
An English speaking parking attendant overheard the conversation and, laughing, stepped in.
Man 2: "He'd like to know if you're here for the family picnic."
April: "No, just the playground."
April: "Mark, stop. There is no grilled cheese."
Disappointed, Mark was waived into the open parking area and we headed to the playground. More than your par-for-the-course swing set and slide, this utopia offered multiple play stations along a lakefront hike. Zipline, anyone? Labyrinth? Delightful!