We are at a hotel in St. Adele, Quebec, north of Montreal in the hills. It’s an older ski lodge. Quite nice. Jan and I found our room on the older end of the hotel, no view.. and a little small. I asked the front desk if we could move as we are here for 3 nights, and she said “We have a large group, so we don’t really have any other rooms suitable for you”. Later that day I bumped into the General Manager of the hotel. We had a great chat. He was new to the place. We swapped a few ideas, we talked a bit about Rotary. He ended with “If there is anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please ask”. I left and sat down with Jan and thought “Surely he meant it”. Later I saw him and said “I know you are working to ensure your guests are comfortable as possible right?” He replied, “Yes of course”. “Could you find me a different room?” He said “I will do my best. We have some beautiful rooms.” A few hours later we got a call and moved to a room with an adjoining living room suite/kitchen, and a view of the lake with 2 decks. It doesn’t hurt to ask. It doesn’t hurt to take peoples offers up.
We are in Quebec for a bit of business, some fun and tomorrow we see Catherine in Montreal. Today turned very sunny and beautiful . As always we looked for hiking and found some great trails reclaimed from old railroad tracks.