Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day two in Quebec

We slept in today so we started out around 10 o'clock. This morning we took the bus down to the Plains of Abraham. There is a lot of history here the most significant being the battle of the Plains of Abraham. It is a long stretch of land overlooking the river where Wolfe and Montcalm fought and Wolfe won the battle making Quebec part of The British empire and not part of France in 1759.  Now it is a beautiful park where you can stroll and take in the beautiful scenery. We then walked down to the old town but this time by a different route.  Because it is a holiday weekend in Canada there were a fair number of men dressed in period uniforms.  We of course had to have our pictures taken with several of them. 

We then climbed the St. Louis gate. The old city is actually a walled city with several gates in which to enter the city. It was steep but it was there so we climbed it.  

One of the great features of the city are the many lovely bistros where you can enjoy a nice lunch and a brew.  After lunch we walked back to the bus depot which was outside the old town to take the bus back to our hotel.  Sore and tired we went downstairs to the pool area and soaked our weary bones in the hot tub. 

Tomorrow we are taking a bus trip to Ste Anne de Beaupre. We don't take many bus trips but thought this was the best thing since it is north of the city and we ain't driving here. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Our first day in Quebec

Our first day in Quebec Lynda walked my feet off. The maitre de last night gave us a great map to old town. We walked past small boutiques and a market where they sold a lot of local wares and bedding out plants.   We had a great lunch at a sidewalk bistro of fresh pizza. Then when we got to old Quebec we took the funicular up to the Chateau Frontenac and then headed back to our hotel. The walk back was all down hill and some of the hills were very steep. 

After meeting with a friend of Lynda's for drinks we started out looking for a place for dinner.  We found a small sidewalk carafe and had fish and chips perfect for a Friday night dinner.  We found a great little bakery and picked up a cinnamon bun for breakfast. The one down side of this hotel is that there is no free breakfast. I guess we can't have everything since the room is great, very large and it comes with a refrigerator which is great to keep our milk in for morning coffee. 

Tomorrow we are taking the bus back down to old Quebec and the Plains of Abraham.