Monday, June 28, 2010

Memoir Monday - I LOVE QUEBEC!

Hey All,
It's Monday, so I thought I'd join Travis in a little Memoir Monday.  Check out his page, then tell your own story!

Recently I found out that I love Quebec, Canada.  To be fair, I've never been anywhere else in Canada.  I might love the rest of it as well.  But I definitely love Quebec.

We (the 3 boys, hubby and I) recently spent a week checking out this lovely province.  We started our adventure by flying into Montreal.  We bravely chose to ride the bus from the airport to the hotel since we'd managed to fit a week's worth of clothes for 5 people in one big suitcase and 5 carry-ons.  All of a sudden I saw our hotel go by (there was supposed to be a stop right in front of it, but we didn't push the button in time).  We immediately pushed the stop button, but the bus kept going and going.  We had quite a walk back once we finally got off the bus!
But that was not an indicator of how the rest of the vacation would go.  The hotel was lovely.  The people were super friendly.  And the city is beautiful!  The old town has the feel of Europe.  With narrow streets and close buildings.

I loved this window and the top of this building.

After Montreal we took the train to Quebec City and stayed at "the Castle".  (That's our hotel, the castle in the background).  

We also loved Quebec City.  What a cool place.   
To make what could be a really long story short, we stayed in Quebec City a couple of days then rented a car and went into the Charlevoix region along the Fleuve Saint-Laurent to do some whale watching.

Here's Hubby and me on the whale-watching boat.  We saw some minke whales and a bunch of belugas.  I'd post pictures but, well, they just aren't that good.  The white belugas came out looking like the white bellies of dead fish floating on the water.  Oh, well.

Bottom line: I definitely would recommend Quebec as a vacation spot.  The people are so friendly and the area is beautiful.  We loved it.  (I think I said that already!)  
Thanks for stopping by.  Go see Travis.


Coffeypot said...

Was it cold? You and hubs look like you are wraped for winter.

Travis said...

I can just see you with that big ass camera taking pictures of whales!

I've always wanted to go to Canada, and if I ever get a passport, that's just what I'm going to do.

Thanks for playing today!

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

AHEM - I may be a BIT biased, but Canada ROCKS! All of it. Especially the west coast, home of your friendly neighbourhood VEG.

Dr. J- said...

I love Quebec too! Montreal is also lovely.

otin said...

I went skiing in Lake Placid, NY, which is about 70 miles south of Montreal, but I never went there. I was in Toronto when I was a kid.

McGillicutty said...

Man...I really wouldn't have thought it was that old looking... I may seriously look into a vacation up that way... thanks for the recommendation!!!
p.s. the pic of you and hubs is very cute!!!!! :)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love Quebec city too. We also stayed in the castle. We went in Dec of 03. I want to go back someday.