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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Quebec Trip - Part 1 - October 2015

Day 1 - Oct. 10, 2015 - Early morning rise...start of a week-long road trip. Cruising along 401 and heading eastwards.

Day 1 - Driving along Hi-way 40 heading East towards Quebec City.
Day 1 - Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Day 1 - Revisiting a bridge - a winning photo entry for Ema Rene. Taken at the grounds of Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.
Day 1 - Anyone visiting the Our Lady of the Cape Shrine, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec will not miss going to this spot.
Day 2 - The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré grounds - a water fountain in the coutyard.
Day 2 - The entrance to the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
Day 2 - Inside the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.
Day 2 - The Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré is a basilica set along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Quebec City. It has been credited by the Catholic Church with many miracles of curing the sick and disabled. It is an important Catholic sanctuary which receives about a half-million pilgrims each year, including the Anna Fusco Pilgrimage from Connecticut.
Day 2 - In search of Mont-Sainte-Anne

Day 3 - Towering giants providing power...sunset on the way to our quarters.

Day 3 - Riding the experience of panoramic view.

Day 3 - Most of the people taking the lift were actually motocross bikers. They took the lift uphill and biked across the rough terrain downhill.

Day 3 - Finally reached the peak...a windy, chilly experience.
Ema Rene

Day 3 - Entering the vast expanse of the Mont-Sainte-Anne grounds...

Mont-Sainte-Anne is a ski resort in the town of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Quebec, Canada, located about 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Quebec City. The mountain is part of the Laurentian mountain chain. The mountain has a summit elevation of 800 m (2,625 ft) above sea level and a vertical drop of 625 m (2,051 ft). There are 71 trails covering 71 km (44 mi) on three different sides of the mountain. 19 trails covering 15.2 km (9.4 mi) are available for night skiing on the highest vertical for night skiing in Canada. The average natural snowfall at the summit is 475 cm (187 in).

Day 3 - A viewfrom the top.

Day 3 - The red color of the gondola lifts stand out from the reddish, yellowish, greenish and orangish background colours of the surrounding trees.

Day 3 - Famous intersection along Avenue Royale near the famous Sanctuaire Sainte- Anne de Beaupré. Notice all the traffic signs?
Day 3 - Peeping Emma...I wonder what's inside.
Day 3 - Famous Ches Marie - a small restaurant along 8706 Av Royale, Chateau-Richer; known for its maple syrup and baked products.
Day 3 - Visited the Montmorency Falls (French: Chute Montmorency); it is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River in Quebec, Canada. The falls are located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, Quebec City, and Boischatel, about 12 km from the heart of old Quebec City. The area surrounding the falls is protected within the Montmorency Falls Park (French: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency).

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