Day 4 - Finally in Quebec City! Amazing dinner and Anchorman! haha

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Parc Olympique de Montreal while leaving Montreal for Quebec City

After the last few really late nights I decided it best to head to Quebec City and slow down the pace a little and maybe do some real sight seeing! Bene lives in Quebec City and had drove down to Fannie’s place in Montreal to see me and thus was able to give me a ride to Quebec City and even offered up her home for me to crash for the few nights I was going to be there. We left Montreal by 3pm in the afternoon and were on our way to Quebec City which is normally about a 3 hour drive. I spent most of the drive looking through my Lonely Planet book “Montreal/Quebec City” and decided that tomorrow I would like to venture over to the “Old Town” section of Quebec City.

On the way to Quebec City
From reading the book I got a rough idea of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go in the Old Town.

About half way to Quebec City you could feel the temperature dropping slightly as it’s usually a few degrees colder there and it began to snow pretty hard the closer we got to Quebec.

 

By the time we reached Quebec it looked more like a blizzard with all the snow and gusts of wind but by 6:30pm we were at Bene’s place. Just when we walked in the door, Bene’s good friend Catherine called and it was decided that the three of us would go out for dinner and have a couple drinks. We looked through a variety of restaurants on the internet and eventually decided to make reservations at “Ginger” which was one of the newer, trendier places to eat and have some drinks.

On the way to Quebec City
After picking up Catherine (we called her Cat for short), we exchanged introductions and continued on our way to Ginger. Walking through the door at Ginger, I immediately realized we had made a great choice! I really don’t know what to classify this place as but it had a little of everything, a touch of fine dining, a cool looking ice blue bar and a section of cozy couches to relax and mingle with friends. One thing this place does pride themselves on is their presentation of their food, I ordered the Filet Mignon and my plate was arranged so beautifully that I didn’t was to ruin the presentation by eating my meal! I eventually got up the nerve and cut into my steak and I was amazed out how well the steak actually was! Normally not many places outside of Alberta can cook up a mean steak but Ginger definitely serves a nice tender steak!

 

Anyways, after eating up a storm and finishing a couple drinks, we decided to call it a night and head back to Bene’s.

On the way to Quebec City
We dropped Cat off on the way home and decided then that we would finally watch “Anchorman” together since I had been talking about the movie while we were in Europe and she had never seen it. Anchorman is probably my all time favourite comedy and even though I have seen it like 100 times, it still gets me to tears from laughing so hard.

 

After the movie, I went through my Lonely Planet book one more time in preparation for my venture through Old Town Quebec City tomorrow. Bene had to work so I knew it was going to be a fun experience to walk around Quebec by myself and take in all Quebec City has to offer. Needless to say, I didn’t get that much sleep, I was too excited!

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Parc Olympique de Montreal while l…
Parc Olympique de Montreal while …
On the way to Quebec City
On the way to Quebec City
On the way to Quebec City
On the way to Quebec City
On the way to Quebec City
On the way to Quebec City
Check out Ginger if youre ever in…
Check out Ginger if you're ever i…
Dining area of Ginger
Dining area of Ginger
Dining area of Ginger
Dining area of Ginger
Dining area of Ginger
Dining area of Ginger
Comfy couch style dining at Ginger
Comfy couch style dining at Ginger
This is an example of how they pre…
This is an example of how they pr…
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