The last couple weeks have been filled with all sorts of adventures. Another hike, a cheese factory, chocolate dipped icecream, museums, wandering, ...(and of course some French). The program has been a great experience. Québec City is a lovely place to wander about in for a summer, hot - humid for sure, but lovely.
With the Club des Maîtres I went on an excursion that involved going to a cheese factory (Bergeron) that was both delicious and interesting. After that we had a picnic (mostly of cheese!) and then went to see a waterfall - and finish the night off with softserve icecream dipped in amazing dark chocolate. It was a lot of fun!
|Delightfully - there was another tasting! So I got to try a bunch of cheese, before figuring out what I wanted purchase. Downside - I wanted it all... so delicious!|
|We saw the waterfall from a suspension bridge. It was really pretty! |
Afterward we went to Levis (just across the river from Quebec City) to Chocolate Favoris for amazing icecream!
You can also see J and Claire posing with some lovely street art!
I went on another hike, this time to the Mont-du-lac-des-Cygnes which was beautiful and thankfully a bit shorter than the last one. Maybe my French comprehension is improving, because I was less surprised with the distances and difficulty of this hike, compared to the others. It was really pretty - although a little hazy once we got to the top.
|This was actually Lac St. George on the way further up.|
|There were LOTS of stairs. I think I prefer hills to stairs, although - climbing hills I might wish for the other.|
|I loved that the little critters on this plant - look JUST LIKE the plant. I almost didn't see them!|
The last week was REALLY busy. One of the school activities was a "cruise" on the St. Laurence. It was fun, but lasted perhaps a smidge too long. That said, it was neat to see the city from the water and get to dance while all spiffed up. Our dance party started outside, while the sun was coming down. Eventually the sky opened up and we had to move inside - but I am glad we started outside.
|There is an obligation to photograph the Frontenac... |
it's just one of those things you're supposed to do, possibly every day.
|Strike a pose! It's time to DANCE! hee hee|
Our class was further surprised when we won first prize as the class with the most green cards! Go team!
I've also been doing some general wandering around - enjoying the things that are all over to look at. Here's a smash up of different mini-adventures and some of the photos.
|This art instillation has a sign explaining that the first horses in Quebec were from the Royal stables in |
France. I love the images within the silhouettes.
|Apparently I like playing in art... :) Thanks to Sharmon for being my photographer!|
|This is the original location of Laval Universite, it's now a school of architecture apparently.|
|Downtown during the night. We'd just had dinner under those awnings. :)|
|This is the backdrop to the street performer that we watched. Seemed like a great day to be outside!|
|The clouds started, but we were still optimistic|
|Being good tourists and mounting cannons...|
|I put my camera away for the actual rainstorm. We hid in a little gazebo for awhile... thought it was done, and then got poured on. Does it phase Sharmon? Oh no - still smiling, still a pleasure to adventure with!|
|A few minutes later, it was clearing and beautiful again.|
|You'd never know she's soaked would you?|
|This my favourite of the photos of the Frontenac I took. Flowers make me happy.|
peace to you~