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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 11th 2015

This morning I got an email from the B&B that we stayed at in northern Newfoundland saying that they had found my hiking boots! I was excited as they were expensive, fairly new, and I loved them. I thought they were lost forever. The email came with quite the little story... After we left the B&B, a couple staying there picked up my boots with their luggage when they were loading the car. By the time they reached their next B&B in Cow Head, they realized the boots were not theirs and left them there with the understanding that the operator would get them back to the first B&B. The operator was trying to find a way to do just that when, by coincidence, a friend of the housekeeper's daughter at the first B&B overhead and ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City September 10th 2015

Today we left Moncton, New Brunswick for Quebec. We were so sad to leave the Maritimes, our adopted home for the last 23 days. Words cannot express how much we loved our time there. Once in Quebec, we passed the municipality of St.-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!, the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name. Ha-ha is an archaic French word for an unexpected obstacle or abruptly ending path. We loved the name almost as much as we loved Hill O' Chips Road in St. John's. We stopped at the Chutes de la Chaudière waterfalls in Lévis, just a couple of minutes from Quebec City. The 115 foot high falls are breathtaking, falling into a basin of undulating red, veined granite, the water emptying into the mighty St. Lawrence River. Chaudiere means "boiler", an apt ... read more
Suspension Bridge at Chutes de la Chaudiere Falls
Chutes de la Chaudiere Falls
Pierre LaPorte Bridge and Quebec Bridge in distance

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City August 16th 2015

Bonjour à tous, Ce soir je vais être honnête, il est 23 heure, par fidélité à tous ceux qui m'ont suivis assidument pendant ces 82 jours , je me fais un devoir de faire ma page d'écriture. En presque 3 mois, je n'ai bu du vin qu'à 3 reprises, en seulement quelques heures, j'ai comblé une partie de cette abstinence, voulue. Information que j'ai reçu de mon Xavier, sur cette construction en forme de vasque à Albany. Il s'agit d'une salle de spectacle, dont on ne voit que la partie apparente, le reste étant enterré et qui s'appelle l'EGG (œuf). Merci à lui. Comme presque quotidiennement, avant de quitter Montpellier, un tour de la ville, qui est la capitale de l'État de New-York. Ville que je qualifierais de "tristouille". Encaissée au milieu des montagnes, sans soleil ... read more
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le Capitole de Montpellier

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City August 16th 2015

Bonjour à tous, Une correction pour hier où je vous disais que Montpellier était capitale du Vermont c'est Albany. Les chiffres de ce voyage. 26 États traversés. Exactement 22 243 km - 2250 de moins qu'en 2014, pour une consommation d'essence de 6,9 litres, avec une voiture qui fait 280 cv, la preuve que je roule pépère. Pour ce blog; À ce jour 3264 visites pour 2174 en 2015. 60364 mots pour 45587 en 2015. 2096 photos pour 1573 en 2015. Je savais en préparant ce voyage, qu'il serait bien différent de celui de l'an dernier dans l'ouest Canadien, et ce fut le cas. Différent, que j'allais traverser sur des milliers de km, des zones ultras urbanisées, bien moins sauvages que le Yukon , ou l'Alaska, et le plaisir serait autre. La première grosse différence le ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City August 9th 2015

Bonjour! Quebec City is awesome!! Today we are going to tour the city and see the sights! I'm excited. Last night I learned how to say: Could I please have French onion soup? In French. Anyway, I will try to blog tonight on how it was. Au Revoir!... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 22nd 2015

We usually walk about 6 miles per day when we take in all of the sites. All this walking makes you get a workout! Quebec really does have some amazing hilly streets. Luckily there are ways around it… stairs or even the Funiculaire… but if you want to work off the croissant from this morning… the hilly sidewalks in some parts of Quebec will make you work those calories off! If I lived here… I don't think I'd even join a gym since there are enough hills and it's so easy to get around on foot. What I have grown to love best about this city is the beautiful park or Plains of Abraham. There are so many benches and picnic tables to take in all of the beauty that surrounds the park. Today we went ... read more
Fountain of Tourney
Plaque about Fountain of Tourney

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City July 1st 2015

Today was wet. It didn't stop raining all day. We got up late and took our time getting organized, hoping that just maybe the rain would let up a bit. We did laundry while we waited. We finally did venture out to the city. Quebec is a very beautiful city even in the rain. We heard canons firing from the Quebec citadel in honor of Canada Day but by the time we found them they had finished, so we walked on to the old city. Everything of interest in the old city is within walking distance. We walked to Chateau Frontenac, the most photographed hotel in the world and no wonder! It's a very impressive building both inside and out! Tall towers and spires, arched gateways, liveried doormen and attendants, chandeliers and marble within. And right ... read more
Potted plants
Enjoying Canada Day Cake

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City June 30th 2015

Today we had a long drive from our hotel in Brossard, just outside of Montreal, to Quebec City. We took our time getting organized in the morning and went on our way. We stopped just outside of town at the Mont Saint Bruno national park for a walk in the woods. What a lovely park! We had a very nice walk, saw squirrels, chipmunks, and even a few deer! We came across a grassy beach on the pond with some chaise lounges and a playground. We wandered around, the kids had fun on the trampoline, until someone kicked us out - it was private property... We continued our walk back to the car and had sandwiches before commencing our journey. It's a long and boring drive to Quebec, about two and a half hours of flat ... read more
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Selfie at the falls

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City June 24th 2015

We drove in to Quebec a little later than hoped, but sleeping in isn't the worst thing while on vacation. We followed directions in to Centreville and started looking for parking. Even with everyone hung over (per the hotel attendant last night), there wasn't much. We eventually discovered the parking ramp under Le Chateau Frontenac. It was convenient to the start of a walking tour I pulled from Frommer's, with views of the hotel as well as the river. We saw the monument to Generals Montcalm and Wolfe, after which Liam told us all about the battle. (We were quite surprised he knew, since the Seven Years' War wasn't really covered in our elementary educations.) We walked along the Terrasse Dufferin, hoping to climb the stairs to the Promenade des Gouvernours, but we never did find ... read more
Marching in Formation
Another Street
Walking Quebec

North America » Canada » Quebec » Québec City May 25th 2015

Lundi 25 mai 2015. Depuis Québec, à l' Auberge des Hauts chez Suzanne et Pier (à recommander) veille du départ pour les USA. Un petit mot sur ce qui s'est passé depuis que nous nous sommes quitté en septembre dernier. Janvier, février motoneige, a Ste Anne du Lac chez mon ami Steeve avec un hiver particulièrement froid, régulièrement - 35. Février après le froid, la super chaleur + 35, de Bali pour un séjour d' une quinzaine de jours. Survol de mon itinéraire envisagé pour cet été. Québec, Boston, New York Miami, Nouvelle Orléans, (Peut être une petite incursion au Mexique) Dallas, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphie, Québec. Environ 25 états, pour 20 000km. Trois envies que j' espère pouvoir réaliser, remonter la 5eme Avenue de New York en voiture décapotée, rouler sur la plage de ... read more




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