Thursday, September 02, 2010
We are back -- Did I find Green Grasshopper and Mr. Tin Man?
We drove right through to our place. Afternoon traffic into the old city was mean. We parked right in front of the B&B Chez Marie-Claire on 62 rue Ste-Ursule Québec, Qc G1R 4E6.
I rang the doorbell and this young lady, , from Belgium met us. She carried our two heaviest suitcases (the other two were carry-ons) up the two flights of stairs. On the first floor we passed the opened parlor room complete with piano. We didn't have time to relax here at all.
Quebec City has the old walled city to the north and a modern older city outside the wall to the south.
Since we hadn't eaten except for Diet Cokes, cookies, and pretzels on the planes we opted for an early supper.
This was at the Crazy Pig Restaurant (Le Cochon Dingue) in the lower level of the old city, down near the harbor. There was a half hour wait for an outside table so we took a 'no wait' table inside.
I was tempted to have mussels (moules) here as they looked very tempting. But Mrs. Jim has learned to cook these very well at home. Why here then?
Both of us ended up with a half rack of ribs. They were roasted in some sort of maple sugary sauce and were delicious. Each of had six ribs on our serving and then other vegetables. We were too full for desert.
The French fried sweet potato slices were wonderful and the salad (on the plate??) was fine too. Click on the picture to make it larger and again or on the little dingy bat in the lower left, whichever you have, to make it extra large.
We walked a lot and later that evening we went over to the harbor to see a 'Canadian history' movie that was free. The movie was projected onto a row of silos across the water. The animation for the movie was just wonderful. I am sorry but somehow I forgot to take pictures.
We didn't have desert and no, we still didn't have room later for any of the delicious looking gelato.
We walked a lot that evening and I do have a few pictures for a later date. Our walk home was long, especially since we had to climb the hill that they call a 'mountain.'
Below are a couple of not-so-good pictures of the parlor in our B&B that we didn't use.
Oh yes, Mr. Green Grasshopper?
Well, I did find him. And since I'm back here in Texas, obviously I didn't make a fortune selling him for scrap metal.
But I have a dental appointment and so I will have to tell you about that part about getting rid of him later.
Your dinner looked really good too. I do love baby back ribs. Yummy.
Have a terrific day. Get some rest. Big hug. :)
Rob and Doug: We ate really good on this holiday as breakfast and supper came with our Montreal lodging.
Doug: I had a Ford Thunderbird when I met Mrs. Jim. Her boyfriend at the time had a Mercedes. She likes nice cars.
Your B&B looked lovely. The city tour was fun. And, you've made me hungry!
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