Friday, September 11, 2009

Quebec, Canada

We made it...... We are now in Quebec, Canada. We are camping in Levi which is across the Saint Lawrence River from Quebec, so we are on a Ferry taking us to our first day in Quebec.
This is the man who started it all. This is Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec. Did you know that Quebec mean????...... "where the river narrows". That is way it is such a strategic piece of land. That is why there were so many battles for its control.

This is one of the first girls schools in North America and is ran by the Ursuline nuns, but of course, now there are no nuns teaching. Marie de L Incarnation was the founder of this school. She had a great influence on both the Indians and the settlers children. The church there is just beautiful.
du Petit-Champlain is a quaint street for shoppers of all kinds. We have been looking for some Christmas gifts here......
These are the "Plains of Abraham". The plains look real calm and peaceful now but there a lot buried here in a common grave .... Canadians, English and French. It is a very historical place to the people of Quebec.
Now, do you know why they call it "Plains of Abraham"? No.... it does not have anything to do with Abraham from the Bible. These plains were owned by Martin Abraham .....thus the name "Plains of Abraham".

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