Sunday, June 24, 2007

Plans for July 27 and 28

Ride the ferry from Rimouski to Forestville (#83). Another great opportunity to see whales. The drive south to Tadoussac (#84), along the St. Lawrence should be beautiful. Tadoussac is down river from the blueberry capital of the world. I would like to ride a tour boat up the Saguenay River - it's supposed to be a beautiful fjorde. Then on to Quebec with some interesting buildings, churches and fruit stands along the way. Somewhere I read about fat strawberries topped with fresh cream and maple syrup from roadside stands in this area. Sounds worth a taste. Spend this night and the next in Quebec City.

The 28th we'll spend mostly in old town Quebec City. I'm reading Willa Cather's Shadow on the Rock that takes place in Quebec City and I have a map of the places that are mentioned. Won't Candleman love me?!

That night will offer another highlight of the trip. We have tickets for the International Fireworks Competition. That night China will be presenting. There are five countries (Spain, China, Argentina, Canada and one other) that are competing over a two week period. The backdrop for the fireworks is the magnificent Montmorency Falls.

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