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Hi guys....as you may know I had posted a question about where to go for a 40th birthday celebration (unfortunately, mine!!). I think I've decided on Montreal and Quebec City. I live outside of Detroit and like the idea of a road trip!

The trip will start on 6/7 and I have to be back to work on 6/17. Those dates are not flexible as this is the time I have requested off of work and I can't change it.

I'm just starting to plan the trip thinking that we would stop for a night on the way to Montreal from Detroit, which would put us in Montreal on 6/8 for 3 nights, then off to Quebec City. To my horror I discovered that weekend is the Grand Prix in Montreal. I have no interest in the Grand Prix whatsoever, and am also dismayed that hotel prices are outrageous (like $400+ a night), if there's any availability at all. I also don't want my first experience of Montreal to be wall to wall people.

My question is, would it be crazy to drive from Detroit to Quebec City and start our vacation there and work our way backwards? It looks like Google Map puts us on 40 near Montreal. Will we be stuck in crazy traffic jams going around Montreal on the way? It's possible we may leave Thursday evening (6/6) and drive for a few hours just to get some of the 12 hour trip under our belts.

Any help/suggestions are welcome. I feel like I can't even begin to plan an itinerary until I get this part figured out first!

Thanks in advance,
the birthday girl

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