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Aug 17, 2018 - Wendat and Huron heritage

Our two days of bus tour were over and Ray preferred not to walk the streets of Quebec City so we took the car to Wendake which is part of the Wendat Huron Reservation. We were able to see the museum there, were too late for a guided tour and instead used audio guides that were very informative. We were able to see the long house that was covered in bark and housed up to 80 tribal members. It was surrounded by a wooden stockade utilized as camouflage to prevent attack from other tribes. We didn’t tour the recreated village because it was...

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Aug 16, 2018 - Quebec City and Boat tour

We took the ferry across again, had again to pay $10 cash for parking as the ferry parking lot was full. We took the funicular up to the bus stop. We took the Red Bus again and this time were able to get in all the stops and rode on top for better viewing. The mountains were visible today and it was comfortable because humidity was down after the light rain yesterday. We did get off at The Citadel that is within the old city walls and was constructed in 1820 on the site of the original 17th century French defenses. It remains the largest...

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Aug 15, 2018 - Quebec City and Montmorency Falls

Today I put the Dezl in the car to get a better GPS. With both we may have a chance to get better directions to where we are going. First we drove to the ferry, had to pay $10 cash for parking as the ferry lot was full. It was starting to rain as we went across and had to stand in light rain to get our passes for the hop on hop off bus tour for 2 days. We were fortunate to get onto the Red bus right then and after one stop were able to get seats inside. The tour comes with a headset that provides 10 language options. It is very well...

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Aug 14, 2018 - Levis Fort

Today we drove to the old fort in Levis - to get an understanding of the layout of the town. This fort was built after our Civil War for the purpose of defeating a Yankee invasion. This was still British territory at that time and the fear was the US would invade Canada. They thought if the North lost territory in the South that Canada would be invaded to add territory to the US North. Also the South provided a large percentage of cotton to the British as well. The fort #1 is the only one remaining: 5 were planned but only 3 were built. It...

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Aug 13, 2018 - Levis QC

We went through customs without any problem, the Derby port was not so busy even though it was Monday. The line coming into the US was backed up - probably people returning from the weekend in Canada. The drive was easy - good highway that was bumpy at times and there was some construction but we made it to the campground just fine. The electric box had a lock on the 50 amp plug so we had to get that taken care of. The campground sells WIFI for $15 for the week, I bought it so we have high speed now. We got a text from Loves on the way up...

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Jul 11, 2018 - Montmorency Falls and Ile Orlean

July 11 We took a break yesterday but did a driving tour today of Montmorency Falls and Ile Orlean. Because we drove today Annie could come along. We started at the top of the falls and walked the bridge above them. Then we drove to the foot of the falls and walked to a spot not far from the bottom. The falls are impressive. Next, we drove across that bridge to Ile Orlean. Our plan was to visit some farm stands and pick up a picnic lunch. The drive was nice, and we bought some berries. But we failed to find a sandwich shop to pick up food....

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Jul 9, 2018 - Red Line - Day 2

This was the second day of our two-day hop on-hop off ticket and had the added free express red line tour as well. We again took the ferry across to Quebec and, after spending about an hour cruising Place Royal, boarded the tour boat for a St. Lawrence cruise. I think that we did this cruise ten or more years ago, but only a few sights sparked vague memories. It is not a very exciting ride. The highlight is a view from the water of Montmorency Falls on the north shore. The falls are about 100 feet taller than Niagara Falls. Our view from...

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Jul 8, 2018 - The Red Line

July 8, 2018 We had some rain in the morning yesterday, but I was able to get in a bike ride in the afternoon. After a 4-mile ride on quiet roads, I reached a nice bike path that road north over route 20 reaching a nice park as a turnaround point. We purchased a two-day hop on – hop off ticket for some tour buses in Quebec City. Sue was determined to find an English-speaking mass and that would lead to some interesting results. The only church in the Quebec City area that has such a mass, is St. Patrick’s in the heart of the city. According...

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Jul 6, 2018 - Par le vous Frances

July 6, 2018 We left Pumpkin Patch at about 8 for the trip across the Canadian Border. We followed route 2 to 201 and then headed north on 201. The road was both smooth and scenic most of the way to the border. We found a great rest area about 35 miles from the border and stopped there for lunch. As we headed toward the border the good road disappeared. It turned bumpy about 35 miles from the border and stayed that way through the town of Jackman all the way to the crossing. It took about fifteen minutes to complete our uneventful visit...

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Jun 3, 2017 - exploring old Quebec City

A Day Exploring Quebec City WEATHER 46 degrees - 65 degrees cloudy STORY We started the outing with a ferry from Levis to Quebec City a 15 minute trip. After getting off the ferry we walked along the Promenade de la Pointe-a-Carcy, this took us into the historic section of town. By 10:30 we had walked, shopped and looked enough to build up an appetite, so we found a french bakery for coffee and pastry. Then it was uphill and more uphill after hill to get up to Cote De La Citadelle; the fort. Started by the French and finished by the...

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Jun 2, 2017 - Border Crossing Day

ENTER A TITLE FOR TODAY Crossed the Border into Canada LOCATION: Levis, QC MILES DRIVEN 221 WEATHER Over cast with a few light showers WHERE WE STAYED Motel ET Etchmin STORY ;Border crossing goes down as the easiest we have ever had, under 4 minutes. Then we took Can-15 to Can-20 roads are not as rough as PA but not much better. The backboard on the kitchen counter is now loose from the wall. The Alaskan Highway is smoother than the roads I have been on this week. The Hotel camp ground leaves a lot to be desired, but it as elect and a dump...

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May 23, 2017 - big city lights

A lazy morning (FINALLY!) as we did the laundry and cleaned up. Wayne bugged out at noon to try out the nearby Parcour des Anses bike trail. It turned out to be an awesome ride with a smooth paved trail built on an old rail grade so not too steep. You make it down to the riverside and the trail hugs the shore giving wonderful views of river and old Quebec City. This trail also runs the north shore of the river if one wants to hop the ferry at Levis and continue on for the miles and miles of riding available. After an hour or so Wayne...

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