Quebec, 2004

Quebec City, July 14-18

Place Royale
Notre Dame des Victoires
Place d'Armes
The Petit Seminaire, Quebec City
Chateau Frontenac
Arriving in Quebec--Ursuline Museum
Chateau Frontenac
Funicular
Musee de Beaux Arts-Picasso Ceramics
At the Montmorency Falls
St. Anne de Beaupres
Sailing on the St. Lawrence
Instead of flying to France, why not drive to Quebec? Stay at a B&B, take the bus into the old city, tour the museums, stroll the streets and parks and terraces overlooking the St. Lawrence, vist the lower city, eat at an outdoor cafe, take the funicular up, enjoy the Festival d'Ete, watch the street performers. If it rains, take the all day tour that includes the Citadel, Laval, the Sillery, suburbs like Isle d'Orleans and Cote Beaupres and Mont-morency Falls. And don't miss the Musee de Beaux Arts.
Post Office and Terrasse Dufferin
Along Rue St. Louis

Painting Elderhostel in Sutton, Quebec
July 18-28

The view from our studio
The Schweitzer Barn
Auberge Schweitzer, Sutton, Canada
From Quebec City I drove down to Sutton, for a watercolor workshop with Barbara Simmons, at the Auberge Schweitzer, a family farm that offers ski chalets in the winter and elderhostel workshops in the summer. The hospitality of the Schweitzer family--Pauline, Heidi, Paul--and their spouses and children, is wonderful. They served us three robust meals a day, entertained us with Swiss, French, German folksongs in the evening and offered us musical outings and tips on sightseeing.
  Margaret Schweitzer
The Pond

A River runs through Craig's Place
Barbara Simmons demonstrating in class
Pauline in her vegetable garden
The view from our chalet
The barn cat I befriended
Grace Church, Sutton, Quebec
The Chalet where our classes were held.
View from our Chalet
Paul haying the meadow
Our watercolor class spent time in the studio watching demonstrations and painting on site around the farm--the barn, fields, ponds, gardens, and going on field trips to spots like Craig's Place with its challenging waterfalls. I loved the farm life, the barns, watching the haying in progress, swimming in the pond, talking with our chalet-mates. I plan to return next year. Thanks to all who made the time so enjoyable.
Edith Bachrach and I stayed over several days extra.
One of Barbara's paintings
Home Travels Elderhostels Link to my Watercolor paintings To see more pictures of our watercolor group, link to Holly Glendenning's site