Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Quebec Trip #19: Petit Champlain, Balloon Street, Funny Photos

Tom and Rob with a beaver character
In this blog about our trip to Old Quebec City we'll step back from the history and look at a famous tourist area in the city. You'll explore Petit Champlain, Balloon Street, and Funny Photos today.   

WHAT IS THE PETIT CHAMPLAIN NEIGHBORHOOD?  Quartier Petit-Champlain comprises narrow streets lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques and bistros. Visitors come in droves throughout the year to see the impressive historical architecture and cobblestone streets, making the Petit-Champlain one of the most popular attractions in the city. For more info: https://www.quebecregion.com/en/quebec-city-and-area/petit-champlain-district/
Petit Champlain
Street in Petit Champlain


the Balloon Street

AMAZING RACE CANADA STREET OF COLORED FLOATING BALLS - We've watched all 4 seasons of the Amazing Race Canada and were inspired to go to Quebec. In fact,  one street where there are large plastic multi-colored balloons or balls, was the site of an Amazing Race challenge. The producers of the episode hung up what had to be 200 more multicolored balls on lines over the street and contestants had to add up the correct number of yellow-colored ones. When we were visiting, the remaining balls suspended over the street numbered about 40, not 200. 

NEXT: TWO AMAZING MURALS (one of which was also on Amazing Race Canada)

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.