Day 2 was a travel day. We drove about 220 miles from Bangor, Miane to Quebec, Canada. It was a beautiful drive, all on backroads, the main one labelled as an "All American Scenic Byway" The KOA Quebec where we will stay for 3 nights is a 15-20 minute drive to the center of Quebec.
On Day 3 we went on a tour bus to Quebec. Our tour guide, Roger, is French Canadian, who speaks perfect English with just enough accent to be charming. He formed his own tour guiding service 15 years ago and now hires most of the Quebec bus tour guides. He is the boss! And he was so enthusiastic, personable, and knowledgable that it made the tour extremely valuable.
|The streets of the old town have almost no motor traffic|
|In the old city people did not place windows or doors facing north because of the coldness of the winters.|
This building has windows and doors, as well as many famous people painted on to its' north face.
|Notre Dame in the old town. Just about every other church is "Notre Dame" of something or other.|
|Our two guides. Dan on the left is our Adventures Caravan guide. Roger is the tour guide for our Quebec visit.|
|Inside Notre Dame|
|Carol stands in front of a plaque honoring Jolliet, who also founded a city in Illinois.|
|Château Frontenac viewed from the lower (older) part of the city|
|Fountain in front of the Parlement building|
|The promenade in front of Château Frontenac|
|Looking down on the old town and the St. Lawrence Seaway|
|One more view of the Château Frontenac|
|Outdoor eating abounds in Quebec|
|Waterfall of the Montmorency River, the tallest waterfall in North America. This feeds into the St. Lawrence Seaway|
|We visited this copper art shop. Alvert Giles the original artist died 20 years ago. |
His four daughters maintain the traditional method of embossing copper
|One of Alvert's original works.|
|One of Alvert's daughters is showing us how it is done.|
|The Basilica of St. Anne de Beaupre is along the St. Lawrence Seaway about 25 miles north of Quebec City.|
The original church burned down in the 1880's. The new basilica was started in 1929 and completed in 1946.
|I visited this basilica when I was about 12 years old with my parents and siblings.|
I was so impressed by all the canes and crutches of those who were cured of their infirmities at this church.
|The first pew has a beaver (symbol of Canada) and, below, an eagle (symbol of the USA)|
|An exact duplicate of Michelangelo's Pieta.|