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Vieux-Québec

  • 28th Apr, 2006 at 6:01 PM


Girl with mittens
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I've been terribly busy, as of late. This whole self-employment thing really keeps you on your toes. Oh yes, so does an impending release. There's barely enough time to have adventures, let alone write about them.

I really ought to. If I don't, I might forget. Plus, it's a nice excuse to show you some photographs.

Let's see. On the 16th, that's two Sundays ago, I went to Québec with gorbash_dragon. It's actually very easy to get me to travel with you. I'll even tell you how. The first thing you do is walk into a room and say, "Hey, who'd like to come with me to foreign city next weekend?" Indubitably, everyone else will make up excuses about how busy they are. I will mull it over in my brain and will likely say, "Sure, if I can afford it."

It's an exciting way to travel.


L'Auberge de la Paix
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Gorbash and I took an early bus into Québec, but by the time we got there, it had begun to drizzle. No matter, we just walked about town trying to do things. We managed to climb all over the place until we go to the citadel where we took a guided tour. I tried to look for exciting souvenirs at the gift shop, but nothing caught my eye.

There were quite few tourists that weekend, most likely because it was Easter Sunday. We walked about the old city, trying to avoid them, found a place to sit down and eat lunch. Then we meandered off to a coffee shop for caffeine. It didn't really help.

Then we headed off to the chocolate museum outside the tourist district. We managed to find a lady boiling maple sap, and indulged in some maple toffee. Then it was off for more sweets. The store had opened scant days before we arrived, and it was full of people who were stocking up on chocolate rabbits. We looked at the exhibits and decided against gorging ourselves.

I think we walked around town for hours before we found dinner. I'll have to say, it was rather good exercise. We even got to see a decrepit building. We must have looked at four or five restaurants before settling on a place to eat. I had a rather nice conversation with a man from Gaspé who was visiting family in the city. He seemed very wistful as he ate his dinner, alone, by the window.

By the time we got back to the bus terminal, dusk had settled on the city. It was a peaceful ride home.


Comments

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graydon
29th Apr, 2006 00:09 (UTC)
"Girl with mittens" is a great picture.
sfllaw
29th Apr, 2006 08:31 (UTC)
Thanks!
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sfllaw
29th Apr, 2006 08:31 (UTC)
So I was!

But I was saved, by grace, because you were a few minutes late.
quingawaga
29th Apr, 2006 18:21 (UTC)
sfllaw
29th Apr, 2006 20:22 (UTC)
Yay! It looks like you enjoyed much nicer weather than we did.
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