Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Quebec Blog #24: Drink up! and Historic Royal Battery Park!

Nick taking a photo of his big drink!
In today's blog about Old Quebec City (where we visited in May 2016) you'll see Nick's big drink and we'll 
take you to Historic Royal Battery Park.

DRINK UP!  During one of our dinners with Nick and Mike, Nick ordered a drink and when it was served he just had to take a picture of it. It was quite big, and he said it was good. You'll have to ask him what it was. He took a picture of it to remember it, so  I took a picture of him taking the picture.
Rob's sketch of a Battery Cannon
WHAT IS THE ROYAL BATTERY? - It was a French coastal gun battery built in 1691 by Louis de Buade de Frontenac after the British attack in 1690 during King William's War. It was named for the French King Louis IVX. 
The cannons in the Royal Battery


WHERE IS IT? The battery was located in the lower town at the river edge and armed with 10 cannons.  It was destroyed during the British attack in 1759. 

WHAT HAPPENED TO IT AFTER 1759?  With the end of the French and Indian War the battery was no longer necessary and it was overbuilt with waterfront buildings.There are now 5 cannons surrounded by a rebuilt wall that mark the Royal Battery's location facing the St. Lawrence River.
 
NEXT:  A LOOK AT THE OLDEST HOUSE IN QUEBEC

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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14