South of the border

by STUART

Well, south of the Canadian border, that is. We had an incredible road trip through Canada, and we will be writing about it as we have the time. We are currently outside of Boston, and had an incredible couple of days in Maine.

But, back to Quebec City for a moment. While we have mostly been staying in conventional hotels, in Quebec City we decided to stay in a Bed & Breakfast called Chateau Des Tourelles, which we found using our normal methodology of finding hotels witho both high tripadvisor and booking.com ratings.

The hotel had a lot of personality, being built in the late 1800's. There were lots of steep narrow staircases. Our room was the "basement room", and included a walkout patio and a separate door we could use to get in and out. This came in very handy with the stroller and the kids.

We also really enjoyed the cooked-to-order breakfast everyday, both because it was really good, and because we got to meet and talk to a bunch of interesting people from all over the world. The experience overall was quite similar to the hotel we stayed in several years ago, in Wolgast, Germany.

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One of the main entrances into Chateau des Tourelles (Quebec City, 2012)
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Walkout Patio at Chateau des Tourelles (Quebec City, 2012)
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View from the roof of Chateau des Tourelles (Quebec City, 2012)
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And I did manage to capture a picture of the loaded Acadia, after packing everything up in the alley behind the room. Rear visibility at last.

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Packed Acadia (Quebec City, 2012)
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