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Published: July 19th 2019
DISCLAIMER: I have finished working on this post this morning and am having trouble with a few of the pictures. At the beginning there may be two pictures which are mislabeled. I corrected further down in the post but it looks like they won’t stay corrected. There are a couple more errors in the pictures, but again it looks like I can’t “force” a correction. Having said that, it may come through to you perfectly fine. Those of you who are familiar with the area please cut me some slack...those of you who are not...just continue to assume I am awesome!
This has been a long day so I may cut some corners, but bear with me...also, I don’t think I can get this ready to send out until morning.
We had another wonderful breakfast at the Hilton Quebec which worked out to last us until we finally had supper around 6:00ish. After breakfast we talked to the concierge and he arranged a bus trip out into the countryside for us, but the trip wasn’t until 1:00. Since it was then just a little after 10:30, we decided to walk up the street and tour their Parliament Building. It
is a gorgeous building and the folks we talked to there were very friendly and helpful. This is the Quebec Parliament building—each Province has its own Parliament/Assembly building and this is the only totally French speaking one in Canada.
After our tour we walked back to the Hilton where we were picked up around 12:45 by a shuttle and taken down the bluff near The Frontenac where we caught our bus. We had close to a 5 hour trip into the country. We saw Montmorency Falls, Island of Orleans (this stop involved chocolate!), Albert Gilles’ copper art studio, and our final stop of the day which was world famous shrine, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre’. This is a Basilica.
Rather than being taken back to our hotel after we got back to town, we opted to walk back up Rue St. Louis. That was both a good and bad idea. Two good things...one is that we had a wonderful supper of mushroom, ham and cream sauce crepes and a bowl of French Onion soup. The second is that we discovered that Rue St. Louis is MUCH easier to come back up the hill on! The third good/bad thing is that we stopped
at another quaint place to have dessert...don’t ask. Just look at the pictures...
We are now back at the hotel thankful for our good day. The weather was perfect and the humidity was much lower. We met a lot of nice folks, and life is good!
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