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Road Trip 2015 – Quebec City

After a very long drive we arrived in Quebec City.  I hadn’t been there for over 30 years….Johnny, who is from Europe had never been and I think he was surprised at how old world Europe it was.   We stayed in a wonderful little hotel Chateau de tourelles that was once an 8 room B&B, but had grown to 12 rooms which qualified it for hotel status while still retaining the features of a B&B.  One has to ring the doorbell to get into the building and moments later a tattooed, pierced fellow named William with a wool cap on greeted us and carried our luggage upstairs where he proceeded to check us in.  There is no on-site car parking but William directed us to the hotel parking about 2 or 3  blocks away.  Once back to our 3rd floor front of the building room which we reached by ascending wonky and wonderful stairs with oriental style carpeting over old wood we arrived at our room which had 3 big windows that we flung open as soon as we arrived…love my fresh air and light!  We hastily unpacked, cleaned up and changed our clothing and headed down St Jean to the gated walls of the old city!  We stayed at Chateau de tourelles for 2 nights nights and enjoyed wine from its roof top terrace with commanding view of the city.  A yummy breakfast was served daily in the rustic style breakfast room.  William`s friend was our server and from Japan so Johnny was able to practise his Japanese with her!

Our two days in Quebec City was comprised mostly of just wandering around but we did do a double decker bus tour to learn the history of the old city from Plains of Abraham to Chateau Frontenac, we try to do these types of tours whenever available in a new city, gets you off on the right foot.  Saturday evening we did a ghost tour of the city, it was a chilly night and the tour a bit too at 2 hours and not really as polished as it might have been, it took us from the top down to the lower city and had us creeping through alley ways and encountering the ghosts of historic Quebec City.  Overall, a lovely place to visit, lots of great places to eat & drink, shopping galore….but for us, not the type of places we need to go to often.  We far prefer the more rural and rustic settings.  When in Quebec City I highly recommend your most comfortable walking shoes as you are up and down the hills and through the cobble stone streets always!  The very strange photos we take below…not sure they are all that representative of Quebec City 🙂

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