Quebec revisited

IMG_1676After seven years, I’m back. Arrived yesterday, late afternoon, after an excruciatingly hot, six-hour-trip. The a/c wasn’t working in the car, and when we crossed the bridge into Quebec City, the thermometer showed 34ºC [93ºF]. I don’t dare to think about  how hot it was in the car. Getting into this little air conditioned motel felt like heaven. I have my camera with me of course … that’s one of the main reasons for this trip, but today only iPhone photos have been taken.

chairs_placestfoyI went to the shopping malls [they are three adjacent] this morning. Had planned to spend the whole day there, but wandering around and all the visual impressions get more tiring than one would imagine!

apple-storeVisited an Apple store for the first time in my life! Didn’t do anything, just looked around. I’d been thinking, loosely, about bringing my old Mac there, but I had to book an appointment and I didn’t know exactly when I’d be there … secondly, I’m taking a bus back, and didn’t want to lug it around together with everything else. Will have to transfer twice, during that bus ride.  In any event, I was surprised to see how many people there were that early in the morning!

lac-beauportMy husband’s son picked me up at the mall when I was finished, and we went out to Lac-Beauport, where we used to live … that’s 20 kilometres outside of Quebec City. We drove around the lake, looked at the old homestead of course, and I also went to the grocery store. So many memories …

20 Replies to “Quebec revisited”

  1. Someone just told me, “everywhere you go, there you are” and that is what I was thinking when you talked about going to the old places. How did the house look?

    When I go to the malls or any stores I find after awhile I get headaches from just the mass of products and their smells.

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    1. The house looked very different. It felt a little strange, thinking that I lived there for five years … I’ve been away longer than I lived there.

      In the malls and such places, I often think of the people who work in that environment for at least 8 hours a day … the noise and the lights!

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        1. It is Québec, after all…
          But, then again, it could be worse… You could be in Montréal (home of Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve and the Canadian Grand Prix; )

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  2. I’m impressed that you after all managed that long trip in that heat! I do not think I would have! I would have fainted or gotten sick for sure!

    I can imagine it must have been a bit of mixed feelings to be back there… Will be looking forward to see more of the photos! 🙂 And I am also glad that you are back safe and sound! Kram!

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