Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Images from La Belle Province - Pt. 1

When we arrived in Joliette on an early summer's day, the sky was partly cloudy and partly sunny. It had rained earlier in the day and it was very humid.  I was so tired from the overnight flight and had absolutely no sleep on the plane.

I took these sky photos in anticipation of Skywatch Friday but never got around to using them for that purpose.  I really didn't feel up to photo taking on my first day but felt I needed some photos for the record. Hopefully my photos improved as the trip went along. I will be posting more in coming days if you want to come back and take a peek. Thanks for visiting!



My cousin took us for lunch at this chain restaurant in Joliette. It was incredibly busy in there and it was non-stop line-ups right up until we left.

A relative we crossed the country to visit.  She is well into her 80s and can still run several blocks without getting very winded! I also got a chance to meet her younger sister who is 80.
The lobby where my cousin lives.  It is a good thing we didn't stay with her as she had originally planned.  The heating in her apartment was on full blast and the temperature outside was hot and humid.
It is always interesting seeing what you can see in the village streets. There had been a bit of a flood as we arrived in town and a diversion of traffic going on as they repaired the town streets.

In these next set of photos we are on the way to Lanoraie, another small town. I may have these photos mixed up as to where they are but the three small towns in close proximity are: Joliette, Lavaltrie and Lanoraie.  We first went to Lanoraie and backtracked for dinner to Lavaltrie.

 




The map below is interactive. You can click on it and find out exactly where we were.



This sign was very common throughout the province. It means "For Rent". It is a sign you will seldom see where I live.

You will see large, beautiful churches in every city, town and village in the Province of Quebec.

The Catholic Church is the predominant church in the Province of Quebec. It is common to see large grave markers in Catholic cemeteries.

I love seeing the signage in French.

The country side around these parts is very beautiful and also very near to the St. Lawrence Seaway (which you can see peeking out in the background).

There are many beautiful homes in the area too.



This beautiful driveway leads to the waterfront home of a very wealthy person in the area.

 



This home is lovingly kept by one of the family members for other relatives who currently live abroad. I got to stay here overnight and absolutely fell in love with it's quaint charms.

I'm joining up with Our World Tuesday this week.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, such awesome pictures. Prayers continue for you, and your mom.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. You're a doll! Prayers continue for you too and I hope you are feeling much better. Big hugs. xx

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  2. Such lovely pictures! I am going on holiday to the US next week to stay with family and we are hoping to make it up into Canada (Montreal - it will be my first time in Canada, I'm very excited, haha!)

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    1. Wonderful. You will love Montreal and it is a perfect time to be travelling there. Where in the USA are you going?

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  3. Thanks for sharing your images of this very lovely place.

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    1. Thank you for enjoying them with me, Sandy!

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  4. I enjoyed traveling around in Qu├ębec with you, Penny. I certainly admire the lady in her 80s, she has more get-up-and-go than I have.
    I love the wonderful house where you stayed (in the last photo), and laughed about the "for rent" sign. You're right, not many of those in Vancouver!
    All the best to you and your mother.
    K

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    1. Kay, I love that you visit and leave such nice comments. I think you would have enjoyed my elderly, sprightly relatives. They are such sweethearts.

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  5. Penny,
    Hello! Always enjoy seeing your photos from your travels.
    Hope you are well. Stopping over to say Hi! In the process of painting the living room. I'm looking forward to fall! Talk soon.
    Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat! It is always a pleasure to have you visit. I also enjoy your recipes ;-)

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  6. Such lovely countryside. And so many charming houses. I love the gentle curve of the road in the picture with the house. But, on second look, I see that it is a driveway. Well, I like the curve anyway.

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