Howdy folks! Looks like Kim and Linda made it to Quebec City! They took the Via Rail and it went off without a hitch. My grandpa asked what the brochure meant,….Granny Linda said use your imagination.
When they arrived it was pouring rain….but that didn’t stop them from going for a walk…amazing how motivated they are when they are looking for some wine!
Next day brought perfect weather….they stopped for a big breakfast first at a restaurant close to their air B and B called La Buche. They are staying right within the walls of old Quebec…..it’s like they went back in time! At 9:30 they started their walking tour of the old city….meeting their group at the information centre.
They give this tour paws up! Robert, their guide was funny, engaging and he made the history come to life! The company is called Voir Quebec, and it was the Grand Tour.
The entire area of the old city is a Unesco site, and the architecture is amazing! Here are a few pictures…wow!
They also learned a bit about history….here is a small chapel they visited.
And, they visited the Notre Dame church, where there is a holy door….this is the only one in North America, and there are only about 6 in the world. Dedicated by Pope Francis, it is to remain closed for 25 years….except if there is a special occasion where the pope declares it to be opened. Over 500,000 people made a pilgrimage here, to walk through it before it was closed in 2014.
Quebec also has a number of artisans, and there are art installations and beautiful murals along the streets…kim said it was amazing, and I think so too!
The day would not be complete without dinner at an amazing restaurant! They walked to an area of town called Jean Baptiste to La Buvette Scott. They had reservations to sit up at the bar (I think this is becoming a theme!). A small restaurant with 35 seats, it has a small menu that changes regularly. They had olives and bread to start. Linda had the cod with chanterelle mushrooms and Kim had the fried chicken with kimchi…they said it was awesome! It was kinda dark there, the pictures don’t do it justice.
So, that’s it for now folks….today is another day….guess what they are doing? Another food tour! It is Quebec after all……lol
And, don’t blink, keep your eyes open….you never know what you might see on the same day here! Bon Homme and Anonymous…what a world we live in. Aren’t we lucky!
Later folks! Make today amazing!