Road Trip 2015 -Ottawa to Quebec City
Honestly, road tripping was a bit of a challenge this time out….for a variety of reasons. #1 it took us twice as long as we had predicted to get to our daily destinations. This due to construction, leg stretching pee breaks, lunch, photo ops…etc etc etc 🙂 #2 I think we are getting old….well I am anyway 🙂 I would have liked to spend at least 2 days everywhere, or only travel for about 2 hours a day in order to enjoy the destination, take photos, relax! This is the first of of our 14 day road trip reports. I was so tired along the way I didn’t even have time to do my blog, so I’m finally starting it on Day 12 of the trip!!
Day 1 we headed of by 9 am destination Quebec City. I hadn’t been to Quebec City since I was in my 20’s (where my first husband broke up with me on the train home while we were dating)….it didn’t last long 🙂 In any case, we took the Quebec route and travelled along Highway 50, a terrific quiet highway. Once we were past Montreal we decided to take Chemin du Roy which is the cultural/heritage route between Montreal and Quebec City. We got on a bit early, in hindsiight we probably would have got on about halfway between the two cities. It does have some quaint villages, amazing architecture with the old french canadian style homes, lovely views of the St Lawrence, a TON of places to stop to stretch your legs, take photos & go to the washroom. It it is however a very slow route going through a myriad of villages. We finally arrived in Quebec around 5:30 pm…a long day…a few photos. There would have been better ones had I not left my camera SD card in my home computer!!! We didn’t start using the Nikon 5500 until Quebec City! I would have stopped to take photos of dozens and dozens of old homes had we had time *sigh* . . . . .