You might have noticed the posts are a bit less frequent the last few weeks, as I was kind of blowing through my data plan for a while, so I am watching my usage and trying to use wifi more.
I ended my tour of the Canadian boondocks with a stay at Parc du Bic, a lovely spot right on the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which, by the way, is huge. So wide at that point, I couldn’t see across to the other side. I did some hiking with friends and some solo hikes, all with beautiful views.
The wild roses, pink and white, were in bloom and the scent was intoxicating.
Friday till Monday, I camped close to Quebec City with Alto-owning friends and we had a wonderful time exploring the city on Saturday.
The most fun my friend, Karen, had was at this store full of imported French linens. Wow, there was some beautiful stuff in there.
My favorite thing was the funiculaire, a slanted elevator-type thing. When I was in Quebec City 20 years ago with my Dad, we wanted to ride it but it was out of service. This time, it was working so I rode it up and then back down again. If you ever get the chance to take a funicular (the non-French spelling), do it. It’s like a very short circus ride without the carnival.
The city is full of outdoor artwork and it was great fun to walk around and spot the humor in them. This one was my favorite.
And it really wouldn’t be a report on Quebec City without a photo of the most well-known building, the Chateau Frontenac, that dominates the city skyline.
Monday was a short move over to a nearby private campground where I’m meeting up with more friends before the big Safari Condo rally that starts on Thursday. My site is right on this river so I can hear water all the time. Perfect!
Safari Condo is the company that made my trailer, and they are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, so it’s been a great excuse for visiting Canada and spending time in the Quebec area. Tuesday I was at the showroom, helping my friend Linda pick up her new model 2114 trailer. That guy on the left? Francois, whose first day on the job was May 2, 2016, the day I picked up my trailer. We go way back 🙂
I have less than two weeks left in my Canadian adventure. Seems like I’ve been here a long time (and I have, 7.5 weeks so far) and yet I feel like I’ve not seen that much of this huge country. Canada, it’s an amazing place.
I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.