The Friday Finale – Farewell Quebec – See You Soon
The last day of your vacation always comes too soon, whether you’ve been gone two weeks or 4 days! We planned this trip with that i mind so we booked return flights just after 5:00pm with the thought that we would have a good part of the day to continue our exploration of the charming village of Vieux Quebec.
After a breakfast of crèpes and the usual assortment of toasts, bread, ham, cheese, a pork breakfast paté, and about 100 jams, jellies and spreads – whew! We went back to our rooms and packed. Marjorie graciously allowed us to store all of our belongings for the rest of the day and so out and off we went!
The day was significantly warmer than it had been all week but there were some clouds so it was hard to decide what to wear now and on the way home because everything else would be packed. By now you must know what our first stop was – Yes we went to the Starbucks in the Frontenac. The Chateau is clearly the focal point of the town, if not by its sheer size then certainly by its magnificent facade. Each side of this historic structure is different and impressive in its own right.
We took a different route to Starbucks this morning and passed by a beautiful Art Deco building. Known as the Price building, we discovered it was the very building that we had admired for the past several nights. In the evening, it was lit up and bore a striking resemblance to the Woolworth Building in New York City. The Price family was in paper and in the dazzling lobby were some plaques depicting the industry.
Matt and Stacey wanted to walk up to The Plains of Abraham and I had had it with walking up any more hills so we accompanied them part of the way and then we meandered through some of the more residential streets of Old Quebec. From the top of the hill on the Plains, Matt captured some beautiful photos of the city below and beyond.
A closer view:
All good things must come to an end and so we joined each other for lunch at a restaurant we had discovered the first day we were in Quebec but had not frequented. Restaurant 1640 proved to be a great place to have our farewell meal. The cream of vegetable soup was delicious and my quiche was just the right size.
So it’s au revoir Quebec, à bientôt!
All photos courtesy of Matthew Weinstein