Paleogreetings has been on a brief hiatus while spending the month of January in that classic winter getaway...Quebec!
It was a beautiful sejour full of snow, ice, poutine, and many kind, new Quebecois friends.
One perilous moment did occur on the slopes of Mount Royal - the eponymous, mountain park located in the center of the city - when Paleogreetings sustained a very serious sledding accident by unknowingly careening into a concrete ledge barely hidden below the snow at the end of a municipal sledding track. Aie!
Injuries aside, the sledding track is a wonderful and unexpected feature that I can't imagine existing in the litigious US. Based on some postcards in the Paleogreetings collection, it appears that a sledding park has been maintained on the winter slopes of Mount Royal (albeit on a higher grade) since at least the early-20th century.
All in all, it was a good time and a good change in perspective. We're well-rested, thawed-out, and ready to bring you more slices of postcard history. Stay-tuned.