Thursday, July 03, 2008
Bonne fête Quebec City !
Today is the 400th birthday of Quebec City. It is widely believed that at 11 a.m. ET on July 3, 1608 Samuel de Champlain set foot on the province on Quebec. There are huge birthday celebrations today in Quebec's capital honouring Champlain, Quebec City, the province and, to a lesser extent, French-Canadians all throughout the country. I really wish that we could have extended our trip a few days longer so that we could have been in Quebec City today and joined in the celebrations, but alas, I'm sitting in my room at home, sad that the "Quiring's East Coast Trip 2008" had to end. Even though we didn't get to be in Quebec City today, being in Ottawa for Canada Day more than made up for it! Now that our trip is over, I need to go back through my blog posts on CanadaTravelBlog, reworked them so they are worded better and therefore are more interesting and add pictures. That'll be my project for the next week or so. Feel free to click on the link on the side of my page to go back and read any of the blog posts from the trip and see if there are pictures yet.