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Quebec | Southern Gal Photographer Braves the Winter (and other things) to get the Shot!

February 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Recently my husband suggested that we take a trip to Quebec over our son's January school break. Normally, I would say, "are you out of your mind?", but after seeing pictures that he and my son took last year on a school French trip, I just found myself wishing that I could have gone. So here we are a year later, and we were on our way to Quebec, Canada. Following the good advice from my son's teacher we packed the proper gear, and clothing. Did you notice I said gear first....that would be camera gear in my world. So a recheck on the "snow gear", and clothes we were set to begin our 14 hour car journey to Quebec.

It's cold in Quebec. Some of these folks don't seem to realize that as I saw some running around in shorts....on snow, on ice, and they were getting around like there was nothing to it! Me on the other hand, I was surprised I could walk after my 20 layers of clothing. No, not really, I did layer but it wasn't 20; I just used it as an excuse for the reason that I could hardly walk around on that ice and snow. After two days there and walking around like a granny on a carpet of banana peels I was totally humiliated by an older guy (like 95 maybe) passing me by with cane in hand, walking on the stuff like it was green grass. That did it; and I walked on ice like the locals, thanking the Lord that I didn't bust my butt for showing off my new found confidence and skill.

Now, if you have never been to Quebec, let me tell you, you have to go. What a gorgeous city! What friendly people, and they were all speaking in French! I loved it, even though I couldn't understand a thing they were saying! One thing I heard right away was "Bonjour!" Everywhere I went I was greeted with a lively "Bonjour!" Bonjour, bonjour!! I loved it! My mind immediately commenced to singing "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast...over and over again; every day! 

We toured the fortified city, visited landmarks, did a few recreational things (to keep our 14 year old sane and dying from boredom), and met a lot of nice people. We even ran into some kids from one of our local schools, who were there on a trip themselves. I will share some highlights from our trip. There is one or two parts of our trip that I want to share separate from this blog, and it is the dog sledding, and the "Sugar Shack". Those will get their own special post, and you won't want to miss it! For now, I hope you enjoy these pictures from our trip!

Bonjour! :)

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