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Trip to Quebec City, Canada, with Road Scholar, June 5-9, 2022
We wound up choosing this destination since it was a little exotic, French, and something different.
Traveling there, we met Lori in the Toronto airport, where, like a mini version of the movie The Terminal, she was at that airport for over 8 hrs. We found her with this picture:
We stayed at a working monastery, Les Monastere des Augustines, with actual nuns.
They provided breakfast every morning, but the nuns requested that we eat in complete silence.
Cast of characters: MW, Merle, Lori, Len, David
First day June 6, we had a historical lecture, and then a guided historical tour around town.
We stopped for lunch at the famous Quebec landmark: Hotel Frontenac.
Here is another view of the hotel I took with David. Apparently I can't resist making strange facial expressions. :-0
After lunch, we walked around to absorb the charm of European architecture in North America.
Lori helped support local artists by purchasing this handcrafted eyeglass holder
I know the translation of the word "merde," but not sure what this exhibition was all about.
Lori gives her review of the great weather
That evening, the group went out for some visiting at a local pub.
Here Merle shows the effect of half a drink.
Next day, June 7, we went for a hike at Parc National de Jaques-Cartier.
Into the woods.
They fed us lunch after the hike.
Lori, Len, and David did more walking after our forest hike, walking in the mist with our tour leader, Sylvie.
Tues night, dinner with discussion of world events.
Wednesday June 8, we had another hike on the east side of Orleans Island. At the outset of the hike, it was raining
After the hike, we had lunch at a farm, and then went to visit Montmorency Falls, which from a distance seemed like not a big deal, but up close was another story. look how small the people look on the observation bridge.
Don't drop that camera!!!!
Then, back to the Monastery, had a nice dinner, celebrated having had a negative Covid test so we were allowed to return to the US (YAY!!!), and home the next day.
Thanks to all!!
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