Luckily, we had an absolutely gorgeous day for our excursion. We arrived late morning and hopped on a ferry to take us across to the city. The views from the boat were amazing and gave us a little taste of what was to come.
If you have ever traveled in a big group or, worse, led a large group, you know how challenging it can be to even walk a block without losing anyone. Complicate that with the fact that the group is made up of people of different ages and fitness levels, people that have different ideas of what a normal walking pace is, and people who have completely different priorities (taking a gazillion photos, listening to the guide, making sure no single ray of sun touches their skin, smoking, making fun of people, souvenir shopping, etc.)...it was interesting to say the least! I can't say that I learned a whole lot about the city of Québec, but I saw enough to know that I'll have to get back there before this trip is over.
|When traveling in a big group...keep your sense of humor.|
Our tour concluded with a visit to the observatory, which gave us crazy views over the city and the surrounding area. We were promised a "coquetail" (anyone, anyone?...that would be "cocktail" :)...we got our cocktail, but with it got a sales pitch trying to sell us on the idea of studying in Québec. Those of you who know me pretty well can probably guess that I didn't need a whole lot of convincing. A second masters degree in Comparative Literature from the Université de Montréal...oui, merci!
|Château Frontenac...currently a hotel going for $400+ a night. Must be pretty comfy.|
|À Québec, ça roule!|
|More practice for becoming Canadian :)|