Ain't She Purdy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to thank Linda at Somewhere In Time for giving me this award !
It just made my whole day happier !! Tickled my fancy !! Made me smile !!
For this I thank you Linda !
The rules that go with it are as follows
1.~~~ You may put the button on your blog (I hope you do)
2.~~~ Put a link to the person you received the award from
3.~~~ Nominate 5 blogs
4.~~~Put links to these blogs
5.~~~ Leave message to the nominees..........I'm sending this sweet award on to~~~~~
Everyone who shares their blog , you all deserve it my my eyes, consider yourself given this award.I enjoy everyone so much to chose only 5 would break my heart as I dearly love all my new friends .
So consider yourself awarded !!!
In 2 weeks less than that now, the first 2 weeks in August I am going on HOLIDAYS !!
For the first time in years and years my hubby , myself and my son and daughter are going together.!!
Exciting or what! I am soooo looking forward to this.!!!!
Were going to La Belle Province~~~~~ Quebec, to the capital city of Quebec, its called Quebec City what else!!
They are celebrating their 400th Anniversary,they call it Les Fete De Nouvelle France, it means the birth of New France, ok here is your little history lesson.
On July Third 1608, Samuel de Champlain was the founder of what is now known as Quebec City. Its Samuel de Champlain's determination to succeed in establishing a French colony in America that makes him deserving of the title "Father of New France". He was also integral in opening North America to French trade, especially the fur trade.
Champlain had long realized that New France could not survive on only the trading posts of Tadoussac and Quebec. To gain the upper hand against the British, Spanish, Basque and Portuguese, France would have to advance into New France and set up colonies and trading posts deeper the interior.
This is where Champlain decided to create a new settlement, and he would name it Kebec (or Québec, hereafter spelled 'Quebec'), the Algonkin name for 'where the river narrows'. And it really does I have seen it !!
I just love going there, I have been many times before.Its so beautiful its like walking in Europe somewhere,especially in the old part of the city, that's where its all going to happen,we have had our hotel booked for a year already its called Manoir Victoria it was built in 1830, and trust me its as charming a place as you can imagine.This is our 5th stay there with them.
We booked some big boat tours already, and we will also go to Tadousac for a whale watching tour, on our first night there we are going to have an evening sail on the Louis Joliette(its a huge ship) , they are having some spectacular fire works on the St Laurence River that night followed with dancing etc... .its a fantastic evening !!
The next day I made reservations at the Chateau Frontenac !Were going to have a very pishposh afternoon.....were having High Tea !!!!
Its served in the very traditional old fashioned way, makes me giggle to remember how it feels to be there,with waiters in the period costumes serving you tea from sterling silver tea pots.
Followed with a 3 tiered tray filled to the brim with goodies that you would expect at high tea, its so well presented so pretty, you almost hate to touch the tray.(( But trust me you cannot keep your fingers away long))
I want to take in the opening parade with the Giants, I have never seen those.the whole atmosphere is so seventeen century you can imagine yourself there transported back in time.Everyone wears costumes of the period, its soooooo charming and fun.You cant take enough pictures!!!
In the center of the old city its called Petit Champlain, that's where a lot of the activities will be held, its the very center and oldest part of the city, all the buildings are preserved accuratetly and historically,its very emotional being there knowing all the history that happend right under your feet.
There are street after street of lovley little bistros to eat in, they are everywhere.the people there are very proud of their City and for good reason, it is magnificent in all its splendor and beauty!
Heyyyyyyy !!!!!! I just made a commercial advertizing Quebec City !!
Google it to see what I mean.!
I promise I will come back with a zillion pics to show you all what the heck I am talking about!!
I am soooo looking forward to it!!
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