Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quebec City!

Quebec City is beautiful in the fall!
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Kim and I were there just before Halloween and every thing was decorated beautifully.
The day I left, my plane was delayed in Savannah for more that two hours. I missed my connection in Philly and to be rerouted to Quebec City by way of Montreal.
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I won't go into detail because I want to keep my post light in spirit. Let's just say my luggage arrive twenty-four hours behind me.
A light rain was falling as Kim and I had dinner in a wonderful little Italian restaurant. In Quebec City no less! I had a wonderful eggplant lasagna and an awesome French redwine recommended by the cutest Frenchy waiter. I don't know which I enjoyed most, the lasagna. the wine or the waiter. I think I was embarassing Kim with my flirting.

We spent the night at Hotel 71 just two blocks from our ship. That's our ship in the background.

This was the view from our window.

We slept in, the next morning and had a good cup of coffee. After a call to the airlines regarding my luggage we headed out for the day. Our goal was to pick up a few incidentals for me and just enjoy the city
We had both visited Quebec City on several occassions so we didn't have a particuliar agenda.
We walked around in the lower city in the morning. There is always much to see. I love the winding streets and neat shops.
This was the neatest little shop. Here are a few things we found inside.
This clock is made from a perferrated cardboard ribbon wound tightly into a circle.
We could make that, couldn't we?
Everything along this wall is carved, solid, wood. I really wish I had made a purchase, even though they were pricy. I really loved the hat. It reminded of the hats my Daddy wore in the summer. It was the color of his handsome straw hats. 
Since penguins are actually birds, is this a flock or a gaggle?

I guess you can tell I like French men!
We played around the lower city for a while and then took the funicular up to the Le Château Frontenac

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It is impossible to get a good photo of this place, it is so incredibly large. 

We got these photos as we looked for a department store and pharmacy (lost luggage stuff).

From here we took a taxi down to the port and the ship. It was time to board but we would have one more day in this port. I will be posting more of our trip later.

I hope you have enjoyed following this Granny's antics. Please leave a comment to let me know you visited. 

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a fascinating tour of this city! So many beautiful buildings, shop windows and overall streetscape! Loved this!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Thanks so much for the tour.

It looks like a wonderful place to visit, I would love to go there, maybe one day............

The buildings, shops, colours.....


ps nice to see photos of you too.

Fina x

NanaDiana said...

Oh What Fun! Except- for washing out your only pair of underwear in the hotel sink! You DID wash them out, didn't you?;>)

Sounds like you had a wonderful time..and YES we could make those clocks~ xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, thanks for taking be back to Quebec City. We stayed in that incredibly huge place back when the economy was good. Wow, I miss those trips.

Pat said...

What a trip! You looked like you had fun though. I love seeing photos of travel, places I haven't been. That witch is huge!

Martha said...

That and Montreal are two places that I'd like to visit -- we were so close this fall but chose NOT to drive in either city -- so we stayed in the countryside -- both in New England and in Canada!

Maggie said...

I did enjoy my virtual visit to Quebec and will be back for news from the cruise.
Great photo of you & Louis the Sun King!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Wonderful pictures! I've been to Canada but never to Quebec.

Sorry to hear about your luggage problems.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, if I had thought about it, and if you had been nearby, I would have asked you to get a picture for me of a park that is named for one of Fred's ancestors whose son came South with D'Iberville into the Louisiana Territory to settle it in the early 1700's. They were from Quebec. Supposedly there is a park there named for him. If I find out more details, I'll email you in case you did get a shot by some strange coincidence.

Loved these pictures. You have the most exciting travels!



Barbara F. said...

I love Quebec City, I was there many years ago in August and they were having an unusual heat wave! Stayed at the Frontenac, and I remember having a wonderful dinner at an Italian restaurant but can't remember the name, it was so long ago. Great photos, Ginger. xo

Honey at 2805 said...

Love your pictures and love Quebec City in the Fall. We were there last year and I did two posts on it this October, and have a couple of hundred more pictures I haven't posted. It is such a fun place! I see they used some of the same decorations. I know you had a good time, made even more special because you were with your daughter!

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

Great attitude; you take the sunny side of life!
You look so relaxed and happy in your '71' robe enjoying your coffee together!
I do LOVE Québec City! We did stay at Le Château Frontenac on August 13 of 1998, in room 5178...for 3 nights. We had a frequent flyer ticket and we drove to Montréal and Ottawa and flew home from there, staying also in Château Laurier in Ottawa. Later another company took over these Château hotels and the prices were that steep that one can forget about it. But I did love this city very much. You were there only for a brief visit but nevertheless, you both had seen it before.
Love to you,


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a lovely city! Looks like you had a really good time.

Suzy said...

I've really enjoyed seeing highlights of your trip, Ginger. I look forward to more!

Tracy Suzanne said...

What a wonderful time you must have in your travels. I really enjoy looking at the photos you've taken and imagining the fun you've had.

Thank you for your caring words and tender prayers for us. It means more than you can imagine.

OX's...Tracy :)

Cindy said...

I've never been to Quebec City. Your pictures make me want to schedule a trip. It's annoying when your luggage is lost, isn't it? It happened to me this year on one of my trips.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Ginger,

What a wonderful post of your trip to Quebecc, looks like an amazing place.
Many thanks for sharing your lovely photos. I really love the wood crafted goods.
Sorry about your lost luggage, but glad that it did not hinder your holiday.
Look forward to hearing more of your trip and the fabulous cruise on the ship.

Happy week

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

WOW! What great photos. You both look like you had so much fun fun fun! You certainly looked comfy in your fancy robes too.

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