When the boys were young, we would travel at least once a year to Quebec City to visit Gilles’ family, but once they reached their mid-teens and an age for part-time jobs, our family trips became fewer and far between.
This past weekend was one of those rare trips – to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. Combined with Father’s Day, it was a busy weekend of family visiting and catching up with relatives we hadn’t seen in a long time … but it was also a chance for us to have fun together playing tourist again.
Early on Sunday morning – intent on playing our own version of Game of Thrones – our first goal was to attack the great wall surrounding this very old city.
Much to our surprise, we found the city undefended and met no resistance to our invasion plan.
Once on the wall, we found and seized control of the cannons while most of the city continued to sleep.
With the cannons under our control and sure victory in our sights, we then stormed the castle – aka Chateau Frontenac, now a Fairmount Hotel.
After conquering the Chateau – ie finding the washrooms – we paraded up and down numerous steep hills while we admired our newest treasure.
If you see this fearsome gang on the streets of your city, be afraid.
Yes … it was a great weekend.