Weekend trip to Quebec City: Part 2

Ah bonjour! Part deux of our weekend trip to fantastic Quebec City! We stayed at a small hotel, which was just perfect. Below is photos I snapped on our first day at Hotel Champlain.

We explored the city each night. Couldn’t get over how much it reminded me of Dublin. My Sister-In-Law is from there, you know (Dublin). I’ve been a few times! Random.Old-Quebec-City

Pub St. Patrick, on the street below our hotel.Old-Quebec-City-003

It was blistering cold this night with the snow blowing sideways at our faces. You can sort of see the snow blowing in the sky underneath that building’s lamp. Old-Quebec-City-002

Told ya I was bundled up the entire trip!Quebec-City

Standing next to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. Old-Quebec-City-005

European street views.Old-Quebec-City-004

I did a lot of running on this trip. Running to stay warm. Here I am getting a brisk walk in, which was slowly turning into a jog. Quebec-City-002

Uh! There’s a smile! Must’ve been the first day when I didn’t realize I would freeze my toosh off the entire time ;) Quebec-City-004

 What? You don’t do jumping jacks to stay warm? What’s so odd? :) Quebec-City-005

Carefully walking up the street. Slipped a few times. Wearing appropriate footwear during the Winter in Quebec is a must.Quebec-City-003

Little shops.Quebec-City-007

Couldn’t sit on this to watch a bit of tele! What a sweet ice chair, hey?Quebec-City-006

Beautiful shopping area in the downtown core. Quebec-City-008

Some side street near our hotel.Quebec-City-0010

I found a tunnel!Quebec-City-009

Hotel Frontenac, you can be seen everywhere! What do you think people would’ve thought in the 1800’s when they saw this magnificent building? Quebec-City-0011

Postcard worthy…Quebec-City-0012

Au revoir! Until next time Bonhomme! Stay tuned for my final Quebec City re-cap.Quebec-City-0013

View part one of our Quebec City trip.

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His Christmas present!

I’ve been impatiently waiting to blog about Scott’s Christmas gift for months now.

This present was the most stressful gift I’ve given him in the 7 years we’ve been together. Usually we don’t spend much on each other at all. Just buy thoughtful gifts year round and do the same during Christmas. It’s been difficult organizing this all on my own. Usually we go back and forth debating about dates, vacation time and everything else that goes with flight bookings, dog-sitting etc.

I don’t know where I had come up with the idea — in fact, it was supposed to be his Birthday gift but it wasn’t organized in time and I was so unsure, since I’ve never really been a huge organized planner. I wrapped the present in mid-December and asked him each day if he’d like to open it. I WAS DYING to see his reaction, I’m telling you!! Each day he asked me a series of questions. Some too good, that would give away the surprise, so I rigged my answers as carefully as possible, to throw him for  a loop.

Finally, this morning he opened his light-weight, large, and ever so disguised Christmas present from me.

pack-your-suitcaseA TRIP! A trip to Old Quebec City!

Still not home in Newfoundland yet. So expect more blog posts from me through the next few days. We ARE going home though. It just sucks because Scott is working every.single.day. Poor bugger. Well, poor me too – I’m alone during Christmas! HAHA. I do have the internet radio playing Christmas music, and Alfie’s here with me. So I’m not completely alone.

Happy Tibb’s Eve all yee Newf’s!

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