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Jun 27, 2015 - drive to Quebec

The drive from Maine to Quebec was beautiful. In Maine we passed through small New Englandy looking towns. Many of the residents were sitting in their driveways selling treasures at yard sales. Once we crossed into Canada the same activities were taking place but labeled "vente garage." Those that weren't selling were putting their kayaks and canoes into the many small lakes and rivers that sparkled in the sunshine. Between the towns the road curved and wound and our freezer drawer kept coming open. The bungie cord I wound around it would...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Mirage a Image

The weather didn’t cooperate, but we still had a great evening with Mario and Madelaine. Madelaine, Mario’s wife of more than forty years, is an artist and consulted with us on repairing our large awning. They joined us for an evening at the port of Quebec City. The plan was for dinner followed by a free outdoor Cirque du Soleil show followed by something called Moulin a Image. Mario had chosen the Café du Monde for dinner because it was located very close to the two shows. We arrived there at 7:45 and enjoyed food and conversation until...

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Jun 25, 2013 - Tour of Quebec City

We have a few annoying issues to resolve with the See Ya. The main TV is dead, one of the awnings on the big slide out is gone, the big awning has a torn seam, and the screen door latch is broken. Mario Gregoise (you remember that he is the warranty manager at Motorises de Capitale) has adopted us and our problems. The screen door will need to wait until we are back in the States. But Mario thinks he can solve the other two issues. Over the weekend I bought two TV sets, a 37 inch and a 32 inch. Mario and his ace technician, Jocelyn, came...

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Jun 24, 2013 - Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière

Today is Jean Baptiste Day and the weather was nice. We took advantage of the day to visit the Chutes du Chaudiere Parc that is nearby our campground. It turned out to be a neat park with enough trail to cover over three miles and a bunch of (didn’t count, but 500 is a good estimate) stairs. The park is well maintained and the falls were nice. There is also a power plant and a suspension bridge to add interest. Annie was very wary of the bridge. She practically crawled across in both directions. After crossing the bridge the first time we...

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Jun 22, 2013 - St Nicolas, QC

We moved to Quebec City yesterday making the 130 mile drive and stopping at Motorises de la Capitale to look into options to replace are main TV. We are shopping for a television that will fit into the space this weekend. Mario Gregoise, the parts and warranty manager, was very helpful and promises to work with us on the project. We have set up in the Quebec City KOA with 30-amp service and a relatively weak wifi. The campground is full because this weekend includes St. Jean Baptiste Day, which is the Quebecois national holiday. Today we...

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Jul 16, 2009 - Quebec City, Que.

Built on a rocky cliff above the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City was settled in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain. The walled city has cobbled streets, slate-roofed stone houses, outdoor cafes, flowers everywhere, and a French speaking population all giving the feel of a European city. Divided into the upper and lower city, movement between the two can be either on the funicular or by taking the 465 step stairway. Our bus stop was on the lower level so we rode the funicular up and took the stairs down. We took a bus/boat tour of the city and then...

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