QUEBEC CITY

 

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Quebec City for the first time (I know – how bad is it that it has taken this long?). My boys have both taken trips to the city and raved about how great it is. Like Montreal, it is one of the few cities in North America that has that ‘old world European’ feel to it. So, I was excited. While it was a busy day, I figured that at a minimum I would get to see some of the architecture as the primary meeting was set in the core of the city.

Instead, I got this. The first shot was from the airport as I disembarked. That is a very big front loader struggling to keep up with the forecasted 30cm of snow on the way.

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This is picturesque Quebec City in a snowstorm. About 30 meters of visibility. All schools closed. Sliding cars.

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And this is the first Dash 8 that I was EVER happy to be on. All flights to Toronto were cancelled (Why? I have no idea. It was not snowing in Toronto). But they were flying to Montreal (full) and Ottawa, so I jumped on an Ottawa flight. I have flown on a lot of Dash 8’s over the years (If you ever fly from Halifax to any of the other Atlantic provinces, it is usually on a Dash 8), they are noisy, bumpy and I am not quite sure if they are actually heated. But one thing that is great about a Dash 8 … they are the regional/bush work horse. So as we approached, I knew one thing …

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No matter what Mother Nature threw at us, this thing was taking off. And it did. Perhaps I will see some of Quebec City’s beauty next time.

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