Auberge du Lac Morency
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Today's forecast was -15 degrees, not including wind chill. The sky was blue, so I thought today would be the better day to go to Montmorency Falls as the rest of the week is forecast for colder weather.
I was very rugged up for the cold weather and headed off to get the bus. It was about a 15 minute walk. The only part of me exposed to the weather was my eyes & I wished I could have covered them. The wind was so cold my eyes just watered. I got on the bus and thought ...
Today's forecast was snow & -5 degrees. When I woke up I opened the curtains to see it snowing. It didn't stop all day.
I headed out to the Quebec Public Market. I thought being Sunday would be a good day. Not sure if everyone was @ church or staying home out of the snow, but there was only about a dozen people there. Not much to look at. I think again it is a " it's winter " issue. I planned to by some fruit to have in the hotel room incase I get hungry, ...
... way to be!
Mont Royal - the big green forested thing in the middle of the town - amazingly tranquil and gorgeous views.
Vieux Port - European style area by the river - lots of things going on...
Avenue de Mont Royal - a little like Shoreditch/Queen St in Toronto. Lots of interesting shops and particually cool bookstores and cd shops.
The Gay village - The largest such area in North America in terms of area - lots of bars ...
... pollution (which can be a real problem in this city), which certainly helped... Anyways, we loved it !! : - We visited the Cousinos Palace (one of the most impressive mansions in Santiago, circa 1790- and had the Honor of touring the home with the last living member of the family, Jacqueline Cousinos, 92 years young !!). - The historical Centro with its pedestrian-only streets, shaded by large trees - a heaven for shoppers. - The Plaza ...
It's been over 6 years since this trip. I compiled these entries relying on a combination of memory and the trip journal I kept at the time. Okay, mostly the trip journal - my memory's not that good. But in doing so, I had occasion to think about the trip a lot more than I had in a long time. A lot of it makes me cringe. The massive duffel bags on wheels packed full of everything from six pairs of shoes ...
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