Quebec City

What do you get when you combine five women and a beautiful old city?

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Is this thing on?

A cracking good time, that’s what.

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The posse.

Crepes, boules of cafe au lait, sumptuous burgers on brioche, pastries, drinks crafted by swooningly handsome Quebecois bartenders…

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Zebra garage

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From the wall

It was even more freezing than we had expected it to be, so we put our exploring shoes on and kept the pace up.

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Turquoise, turquoise, turquoise!

Two of the women on the trip are architectural historians, so we basically had two free tour guides with us.

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Heading down to the water.

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Shopping on the cobbled streets

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Maple taffy!

There was definitely no shortage of food and drink to fuel our explorations. We even found a little bistro tucked away near the water that had amazing food and welcomed us with open arms even though we took up half the restaurant.

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The glass blowing studio

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Colorful lamps

I had not expected Quebec City to feel so European, especially since it is so close to where I live. At the same time, it has its own flair – the amount of color everywhere was delightful.

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Goofing off during a break at the Patisserie

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More coffee, please!

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I can’t get enough of those narrow streets

On our way out of town, we went to check out the cascades, which of course had me bouncing in my seat, because BRIDGES:

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Pedestrian suspension bridge over the cascades

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Looking back at the city

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Don’t get too close to the edge!

I may have been exhausted by the end of the trip, but it was well worth it, and I hope we make it a yearly tradition. Thanks for a great time, ladies!

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Cold, tired, ready for more coffee, but happy!

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