Holy smokes. It feels like just yesterday I was walking down the aisle on my Dad’s arm towards that tall guy in a tux (we’ll call him, “Nate”). And now we’ve been married for two years. Time really flies like doves being released from white cages to coincide with a string quartet playing, “Happy Together,” doesn’t it?
Anywho, we marked this second year in the same fashion as the first year–we went on vacation. Not to Barboursville, VA, mind you, but to a place that reminded us of our Parisian honeymoon, just more accessible. We went to Quebec City, Quebec. And we had a phenomenal time.
Staying just steps outside of the old, gated city, we were able to enjoy the beautiful historic city and the bustling new city with ease. Every morning, we woke up and walked to different patisseries for croissants and coffee (and the occasional danish). Then we would embark on the adventure of the day (we tried to choose just one per day, so as not to exhaust ourselves on our break).
We spent the first day exploring the Old City…
And the second day at the L’Isle D’Orleans.
The third day was spent at the Citadel…
While the fourth was passed at the Aquarium.
Our vacation coincided with Quebec’s national holiday (celebrated on St. Jean Baptiste Day), so we enjoyed some of the live music and partying (though the rain meant I only got one decent picture).
On the last day, we took advantage of the great weather and walked to the Parliament building and the Plains of Abraham (the site of a big, history-changing battle that lasted approximately 15 minutes).
After a wonderful week of sight-seeing and eating, we said “au revoir for now” to beautiful Quebec City, and drove back home to our condo which, after 12 hours in the car, really did feel far, far away.