Research Part of Holiday

A few hours out of our way, the Pointe au Pere Sea Museum feature the Empress of Ireland. I wanted to really understand the deck system for my third class passenger/character ten-year-old William Alton. I’ll have to compare my photos of models to the book I have at home. It’s a lot of work for a few sentences in a book that’s largely about flycatching.

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Quebec City

This is the amazing fountain given as a 400th year birthday present from a department store owner to Quebec City. Originally, it won a prize at a world fair back in the 1800’s. At the bottom there are frogs either spitting water to the next layer or projectile vomiting it right to the top.

Quebec is crowded with tourists and people celebrating the summer festival. The old town is quaint and filled with shops and cafes, still not a lot to entertain a seven year old. We did watch a juggler who climbed and balanced the ladder and then juggled torches from the top.

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Pet Friendly travelling

Our first hotel provided a lovely two room suite, a kitchen sink but no microwave or fridge or more importantly pool.
That was all fine, however, they charged an additional $25 for our dog. Didn’t matter that he wasn’t a Great Dane or that
he never so much as woofed or shed a hair.

At the Quebec tourism board we asked about dining in outdoor cafe “avec notre petit chien”. “Si il est calme” you can eat with your dog.

Naha. We couldn’t eat with Mortie. So we shared an ice cream cone overlooking the old harbour and later snuck in Mortie to our next hotel. With the $25 we saved we enjoyed a Hawaiian pizza togther.

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