Saturday, September 22, 2007

Daytripping: Québec


My brother, Tom, is visiting me this week from Calgary. This is his first time in Quebec, so I thought he should see Quebec City -- it's a bit of a drive, but it's such a great place, especially for western-Canadians like us who are impressed by a hundred-year-old building. (Quebec City will celebrate four hundred years next year.) Happily, Tom agreed that it was worth the three-hour drive to get there.


It was quite a bit busier than when Bill and I were there in May, and unfortunately, large parts of the Chateau Frontenac and some other buildings are hidden behind scaffolding at the moment. Still, a good afternoon. I may have had two different ice cream cones just a few short hours apart. I was startled by the changing leaves! On the drive up, I noticed more and more trees turning red -- it's really looking like fall. Anyway, if you're ever planning to come to Montreal for more than a couple of days, I'd suggest spending one day in Quebec City.


8 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

Wow, it looks like a fantasy land! I want to go right away :o)

JustApril said...

Now I have to add Quebec City to my ever growing Canadian fetish, it looks really cool.

Anonymous said...

Yay, day trips are the best! It looks like a great place to explore.

What is the object in the lower right hand corner of the first photo?

Jen S.

Steph said...

My company is having a conference at the Chateau next month. My coworker almost had an anxiety attack when she was told that the scaffolding may still be there when they arrive.

I've never been to Q.C... it's on my list of places I must visit!

maryse said...

i love quebec city. i've only been there once, but i plan on going again.

Chris said...

It looks gorgeous - and your brother looks rather cute. ;)

Jen said...

I love Quebec City! When I lived in Québec, I was about 3 hrs from Montréal and 2 hrs from Québec city which made weekend and day trips plentiful!

I'm really hoping to make it to the international library conference there next summer!

Brainy's Brother Tom said...

The object in the first picture is a sculpture that was in front of the rock face in the lower part of Old Quebec City. Might have been attached to the rock itself but I cannot remember. Montreal and Quebec are definately on my list of places to go visit again. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip out there!

Great to see that someone out there finds me attractive (Thanks Chris!) ;)