Time hurries us along, though it seems to stand still, time continues to flow. I've had some time now to contemplate the death of my friend, Allen. What gives me comfort is knowing that he didn't have to deal with a modern death which often times include pain and unpleasant treatments that sometimes have gone overboard. I highly recommend that every person read Being Mortal
. This is my absolute favorite book and I must have re-read it dozens of times. Life is short, but that's what makes life so precious. Goodbyes are sad, but it's part of life and without death there can not be birth in sustainable ways. I am happy that I got to know my friend and we had good times and good food. That's all anyone can ask for.
And now, I want to share pictures of beautiful Quebec City, the last set of pictures from my epic 50th birthday trip to Cananda. Quebec is a beautiful city, almost too perfect. I was always feeling like Disney had created this little walled city. I'm glad we split up our trip to include Quebec. Initially, we were only going to Montreal since we only had four days. But my FIL and a friend convinced us that Quebec is a "must-see". So we changed our itineary last minute. Montreal is still my favorite, but I'm glad we did swing by Quebec. Quebec is so small that it wouldn't have warranted a separate trip of its own.
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is world famous so we had to have at least one meal
there. We took tons of pictures around it during the day and night. We even rode the Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec up to the hotel. But it was more expensive than Angle's Flight
in LA and less exciting. It was quite spectacular and definitely defines the Quebec city view. We also walked along the city wall on the Porte Saint-Louis side with a view of St. Lawrence River. Like Montreal's old city, there were tons of souvenir shops and quaint shops that sell works by local artists. Luckily for us, on our entire Canada trip, it only rained one evening/morning, our last night in Quebec and the morning we were leaving. But it created such a wonderful mood walking through old Quebec in the evening with a drizzle. I ended up going back to the hotel after dinner and let Mr. BAW go back out to take more pictures of the city. That was when he bumped into a theater troupe letting out and caught a shot of a man dressed in period cape walking in the rain! I knew he would enjoy the walk and I enjoyed curling up in the cozy bed in our beautiful hotel with the rain drip dropping through the windows. It was nice to get a little bit of private time away from each other, even if it was just a couple of hours. Enjoy the last of my pictures from Quebec and my epic birthday trip!
Posted on October 17, 2022