Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my last post. Your visits and your encouraging words mean so much to me.
Let use continue on our journey through Quebec. My last post and images on this trip can be found here
It is only our first day in Quebec and we are very tired. But our first item of business is to visit with and pick up my elderly cousin, seen in the first photo.
Then we travelled to Lanoraie and picked up her younger (80 year old) sister. Seen in the next photo.
Then we travelled to a small town called Louisville. It is a small town located near the mouth of the Wolf River (Rivière du Loup) on the north shore of Lac St. Pierre (Lake Saint Pierre). The population of this town is just over 7000 with a predominantly French speaking population.
Here were are driving on the main street of the town.
|You will find this informational map on the main street of the town and near the Catholic Church. |
This area was originally part of the Rivière-du-Loup Seignory. This seignory was formed in 1665 by Intendant Jean Talon and granted in 1672 to Charles Dugey Rozoy de Mannereuil, officer in the Carignan Regiment. The seignory was thereafter also known as Rivière-Mannereuil for some time.
|This statue is a monument to Charles du Jay, founder of Louiseville & Lord of Manereuil|
You might wonder why we bothered to go to this town. It is the place where our first ancestors to Canada settled centuries ago. At that time the place was called Rivière-du-Loup, but changed it's name in 1879 to Louisville to avoid confusion with another Rivière-du-Loup in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. The new name was a tribute to the daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Caroline Alberta, who was expected to visit the area in the same year.
The next few photos are of the countryside near Louiseville and of the Town of Lavaltrie where we were treated to a lovely dinner before retiring for the evening to the Town of Lanoraie.
|After a short time looking around the town center we took a drive in the local area and came to the river. As you can see it was very high due to heavy amount of rains over the Spring of 2013.|
|We also came across these colourful fishing huts nearby.|
Since I published my last blog post and photos I managed to finish reading 4 more books (A Week in Winter
, Tapestry of Fortune
and Don't Break Your Heart Cookbook
) toward my reading goals and am working on the 5th one (Half Blood Blues
). The books were not so difficult to read so I didn't spend all my time reading this week. However the books put me past my modest reading goal for the year (24 books) so I've increased my goal to 28 books. If I pick up another book or two before year's end, that will be a bonus.
|The drive back to Lavaltrie for dinner.|
On Friday I was invited to lunch to the home of some friends from Tanzania. I spent all afternoon at their home while the lunch was being prepared. Afterwards I had lots of time to visit with the couple and their two children. They have an exceptionally large home so it was nice having all that space to enjoy. The husband is here completing his Ph.D. in Linguistics and his wife hopes to get into a Master's program soon. One thing that touched me is that before lunch, the father asked his son to pray. His son is going into Grade 1 next month. His son asked for a blessing on the food and also asked our heavenly Father to help him as he wanted to be a good boy. I thought that was so special.
|There was beautiful colour in the sky over Lavaltrie.|
I didn't want to be rude and take photos of the food but it was an interesting and very large lunch. She made some fried salmon fillets, brown rice, kale with avocado, some kind of soup with green beans and tomatoes and whole wheat chapati (bread). For dessert she made a spelt and whole wheat banana bread and some fresh fruit (watermelon, apples, blueberries). It was so kind of her to go to all that preparation. Her father is a diabetic and so she is extra sensitive to preparing appropriate foods.
|I didn't get a photo of the Asian restaurant where we dined but I did snap a few shots of the area.|
|More restaurants with a European flair and another church in the background.|
|I love the blue coloured building and the pink sky above.|
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I am looking forward to learning more about Africa too, love the happy smiling faces of your sponsored children