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!!!