Writing the first post for our Quebec City adventure really proved, you only need one weekend to get a good taste of a city. And I am not talking about the sheer amount of poutine and crêpes we consumed!
There is no doubt we took advantage of our second day. In the morning me formed our plan. We had talked about it being important to each of us that we get some type of educational experience out of this trip. Immediately Monica found some history about the Plains of Abraham and we were set on exploring. But first, we had to tackle something we had our eye since before our arrival!
French Inspired Accessories
I never used to be one to buy accessories. I would usually just build an outfit and go with it. However, I have recently fallen in love with accessorizing. For one, you can save a lot of money by just jazzing up an existing outfit. And secondly, when you do it well, you feel like you have really created a complete look. You can really show your own personal style through add-ons.
Loafers have been really ramping up lately. These little cuties are from Aldo Shoes. This adorable leopard neck scarf from Forever 21, along with this wool black beret. I actually ended up picking up this Daniel Wellington looking watch from an accessory store in Old Quebec, called Bizou.
Sliding in to Day two
One of the attractions both Monica and I spotted on social media before our arrival, was the slide outside the Frontenac. We were immediately plotting and planning when we would be able to take part! We decided to kick-start day two by going to the slide first thing! The snow had started to fall before we even get up that morning but it didn’t stop us from getting all bundled up and heading over to the slide. And we had no regrets!
At every turn there was something representing Canada. We were always so thrilled to see the excitement of Carnaval and the Canadian flag hung with pride. Quebec City is really one of those places you must visit in the summer and the winter.
Before we started our excursion to the Plains of Abraham we decided to stroll through the Petit Champlain Quarter of the city in the daylight. This district really encapsulates the charm of the city. And again, I had complete door envy over the colorful corridor! I have always said, once I get a home of my own I want to paint the door a different color each year! Because why not!
The front door of a home is what welcomes people, and Quebec city was truly saying, “come on in!”
The Plains of Abraham
The Plains of Abraham were incredible. Monica and I were constantly laughing because despite all of the savory food in Quebec, the people are incredibly fit! We would constantly see people running, doing the stairs or cross country skiing. We were blessed with a clear afternoon which made exploring outdoors that much more enjoyable.
The route we took to get to the Plains of Abraham was a wee bit convoluted thanks to Google Maps. But in the end we had no hard feelings over it. Our step counters topped around 17,000 steps and 97 flights of stairs so there was no doubt we got to bed early that night!
If you want to read more about the Plains of Abraham you can find the information we read here!
I am so in love with this country and am so proud to be Canadian.
Au Revoir Quebec City
Because we had such jam packed days and the last day in Quebec was expected to be extremely chilly, we decided just to relax. Our only time heading out of the hotel was to a restaurant called Le Bilig, Crêperie-Bistro. We had to squeeze in one more tradition to our vacation. We found this place through the recommendations of our friends and we could not thank them enough!
There is no denying our trip to Quebec was a success! Traveling with a good friend makes the experience all the more worth it. But I promise you, our next trip will be to a warm destination! We are already brainstorming destinations. If you have any recommendations or any questions about Quebec City feel free to leave a comment below.
Both Monica and I are hoping you are finding some enjoyment in these winter months!