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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quebec City Part Two


Our second day started out with breakfast at the same diner then it was back into the car for a short drive out to the Montmorency Falls.  These falls are quite spectacular they're about 84 Meters higher than Niagra Falls and the amount of water that goes over it I believe is enough drinking water for the whole province!



 Lots and lots of stairs!

A fly fisherman wayyy down below

We decided to take the cable car up to the top of the falls then walk the stairs down.  I honestly couldn't imagine doing those stairs all the way up!  I also think that side offers a more spectacular view of the falls.

Our first view of the falls

Todd loves/is amazed by nature!

The view out to the St. Lawrence river from above the falls

 Wonderful view of the falls

The suspension bridge over the falls

 Todd and Blair checking out the falls from below

The boys went ahead to the "spray zone"

Bonnie & I with the falls in the background
 
Blair is checking out the river above the falls

Trees pooled at the bottom of the falls.

From Montmorency we headed further down the highway to the St. Anne Canyons... more waterfalls!  These ones were quite spectacular as well, there were several different falls and some very ummm interesting bridges to cross!  The suspension bridges that crossed the river at two points were a little too "bouncy" for my tastes!
 The lovely, calm river before it hits the narrowing canyons

First bridge at the top of the canyon.  This bridge was fine to go on.

 As usual Todd was marvelling at how amazing nature is


Me at Sainte Anne Canyons

Normally I'm a brave girl and things don't bother me, but boy was this bridge bouncy and when there was more people on once side versus the other it tipped a little.  I didn't stay on here too long.

 The bottom of the canyon

 The evil bouncy bridge from below!



After visiting the last set of falls we had the most amazing lunch!  On our drive back towards Quebec City we spotted a restaurant at the roadside with  quite a few cars out front (always a good indicator to me!).  The restaurant/coffee shop was called Trois Becs (three kisses).  I had a fantastic salad but even better than salad was the desserts!  Bonnie and I split a chocolate torte and a raspberry torte and I sware it was the BEST dessert I've ever had!!!  I was in heaven!

Stopping for a wee drink

Todd and Blair on the carriage

After a quick break back at the hotel we went back to the old city.  We went on a horse and carriage tour of the old city.  It was lovely and idyllic!


Todd's jaw dropped when we passed this on our carriage ride, he insisted we go back and I take pictures.



Before heading back to the lower city for dinner we went back to a church pointed out by our driver.  He said it was the prettiest church in the city.  It was called Notre-Dame, yes it was very pretty but no where near as amazing as the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal!






Form there it was back down to the lower city, we had dinner at a lovely Italian restaurant.  I had a wonderful pizza!  Normally I wouldn't order pizza at an Italian restaurant but when I saw the words "wood stove" my mouth started to water.  It was fantastic!


After dinner we wandered around a little more before heading back to the hotel for the night.

Monday was another day of travel after breakfast, it was nice to get back home.  I'm hitting the road again later today!  I'm heading to meet up with Bonnie again, we're going to go play at Canada's Wonderland tomorrow!  From there we're going to head up to Sheila's in Georgian Bay for a couple of days.  Finally there will be some stitching happening!!!

15 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

Beautiful photos. Love the falls.

Karen said...

I absolutely hate suspension bridges. I won't go on them at all. The waterfalls are beautiful! Enjoy your time at Canada's Wonderland!

Dee said...

I must be the "odd one" --- I love going across those bridges. The one at Tullulah Gorge in Georgia is the highest one I've ever done, though.

Your photos have been so much fun to see. I'll really have to get up there on vacation one of these days. Guess I'd better go get a passport.

Wendy said...

those photo´s are so beautifull !
looks like you had an amazing time !

valerie said...

Wow! Beautiful photos! It sounds like you are having a wonderful time.

Lynn said...

I love all the falls but there's no way you would have got me on that second suspension bridge!
Enjoy your time in Georgian Bay!

Lesleyanne said...

Fantastic photos. You would not have got me over that bridge lol.

ollie1976 said...

more great pics!
-Jen

Lana said...

Love all the photos!! Beautiful!! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time, and from your note at the end, it looks like there are more fun adventures coming up soon! These ones with stitching! Yippeeee! Have fun!

mdgtjulie said...

OMG, Danni, what fabulous pics you take!!! I love all the waterfall shots. They're gorgeous! I think that bridge would make me a little nervous too! Wow, I love seeing where you've traveled. Can't wait to see some stitchy pics though!

Melanie said...

Love the photos!!
My husband's relatives are all from that area and I hope we get to visit there someday.

Jenna said...

What a gorgeous trip! I love admiring nature, as well, and it looks like you had quite a lot to gaze at. How wonderful! And that was a NICE Porsche. Todd has good taste. :)

Gabriele said...

Wonderful pictures. They bring great memories to me and let me know that it's time to go to Canada again.
Greetings from Germany, Gabi

Aussie Stitcher said...

Gorgeous photos as always Dani. It certainly looks like a lovely place to visit. I love water falls, as for suspension bridges, I prefer standing on solid ground.

Suzanne said...

Great photos! This looks like such a beautiful place to visit.