Thursday, September 13, 2012
— My Alphabe-Thursday — "Q" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —
(Please notice all of the windows and balconies in a row.)
"Q" was going to be for Quebec City, Canada. Mrs. Jim and I spent four nights and three days there in two different Bed and Breakfast Hotels. We flew to Quebec City from Houston, Texas and then rented a car. After Quebec City we drove to Montreal, Canada, for a three night stay in a luxury resort that Mrs. Jim bid on and won. Then we drove back to Quebec City and flew home to Houston.
I say "Q" was going to be for Quebec City and that is right. All of my pictures were on my Gateway computer that crashed. I thought that I had all my picture files backed up but that file is missing. I do have the original flash memory card for the camera but I can't find it very quickly. Besides this picture I have a few more in the two blogs that I wrote about our Quebec City holiday (link).
So now, "Q" is for Quack. 'Quack' like the language that ducks talk in. Quack is one of the first words that children learn when they are learning animals and sounds is 'Quack' for ducks or 'duckies'.
These two ducks are headed for a treat that KP and Mrs. Jim are going to feed them. They have oodles of bread to make large bread crumbs for the ducks and the 'fishies'.
Below is a picture I took of KP and Mrs. Jim calling the ducks for for their treats. I hear them now, "Quack quack quack quack! Here Ducks."
My sister Lois (link) and I used to Quack to the ducks to get them to talk ('quack') back at us. We still do this. I didn't know until one day she barked at a dog we met. I stared laughing and she guessed that I also bark at the dogs. It turned out that we both try to get all of the animals we meet to talk back with us.
Besides the ducks and the fish a herd of turtles also came to eat bread pieces. I caught them in a Row here which will work out really good for my Thursday Things in a Row post. You can click on any picture to make it full screen. Click it again to get extra large sized.
"Q" for Quack is also Quack for the doctors who really don't know the first thing about what they are doing. My sister Lois (link) has a doctor aptly named for an act that doctors should not be doing to their patients. This is a family flog that I keep so be assured that this act is not obscene or vulgar. But I wouldn't want to go to a doctor with that name unless he or she had an excellent reputation concerning his medical knowledge and skills.
The Quilt was made for sale by the Auxiliary, the volunteer guys and ladies pushing the wheel chairs and sitting at the public relations desks. This particular auxiliary unit was from the Herman Memorial Woodlands Hospital. In turn, the Woodlands mall bought it for a part of a display in their Food Court. Just remember that good doctors and Quacks alike work at the hospitals and in the surrounding offices.
The Quilt hanging will also will work out really good for my today's Thursday Things in a Row post.
I really enjoyed your responses to my Paris pictures last week. My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):
1. Have you ever been to Quebec City? If your answer was yes, what special place of interest did you like to see or do? If it was no, then what might you like to do do when and if you could go?
Again, walking around is the best. Almost as good were visiting the various museums and historical sites. My favorite was the Changing of the Guard at La Citadelle. Here is a YouTube video of this. I also took a video but like I said earlier, it was lost for now with the crashing of my Gateway lap top. The food was also excellent, you can see a picture of the half rack of ribs they served me as shown in my Quebec City posts.
2. How much do you trust your doctor with? Have you ever had a Quack doctor?
I have had what I call a pill pusher doctor. He prescribed a pill for everything without doing tests or really knowing what my problem was. Then if the pills didn't work he would try another set of pills on me.
Bonus Question, # 1 or # 2 or both:
I haven't been to Quebec City, only part of Canada on the Western side.
I'm not very trusting of doctors. If they want to do a test or give me medications I want to know why and the effects. I'm not one for taking medicine and don't except on rare occasions.
I just came from another blog that was playing a song by one of my favorite groups, Queen.
We have a beautiful city park with an aviary that I love to visit. There are ducks in the aviary and in the nearby lake.
Have you a FANTABULOUS WEEK!!!
I love the turtles, too!
Never been to Quebec City.
All my doctors have been sane, thank goodness!
2. I have a great doctor that allows me to question what he suggests. He's the best doctor I've ever had.
3a. Q is for quiet. Silence is golden.
3b. Our boat is on the California Delta and there are lots and lots of ducks. We feed them bread and often we have up to a dozen. They fight over the bread and quack their little heads off at each other. Most wonderful experience and our dog loves it even more.
Have a terrific day. :)
I have had a couple of quack doctors. One was just unethical, and some others were suspicious, and wacky.
I like the photo of Mrs Jim on the balcony.
We toured Quebec City with our cousins from Banff several years ago, and we also stayed in the B & B's!
So sorry to know that your Gateway computer crashed, Dr Jim.
I don't know if I personally knew of a "Quack" doctor or not, but often time refer to doctors as this when I hear about their medical bludders and misdiagnosis issues.
The only doctor I know well enough to feel very comfortable with and trust is my GYN. He's the only one I see regularly - very nice man ontop of being a skilled professional.
Thanks for visiting!
As for quack doctors, I have a few of them already in life time.
Interesting photo in a row.
1. Qword would be Queen. I don't know why.
2. I wish I could hear the quacks of ducks again. Maybe I need to visit a park.
Have a great weekend!
Nice photos. I didn't know turtles ate bread! Never been to Quebec, but I have a great doctor. We've been going to the same one for the last 12 years. Thanks for sharing.
Quench My Fire
cant remember any experience with a quacking duck maybe because the last one was a long time ago.
visiting from Thursday Two Questions :)
1. My favorite "Q" word is Quirt, only because I didn't know what it was until I looked it up.
2. I don't really have a duck story but rather a chick story. We recieved 4 different colored chicks for Easter. We kept them for pets. Long and short is my father killed them and had my mother fry them up for a Sunday dinner. My grandparents always came out for Sunday dinner and when my grandmother found out what he did she chastised him in front of us and noone ate the chicken.
As for the Quebec City. Nope, never been, but it looks gorgeous.
And my favorite joke actually involves ducks.
So, I'll share it with you.
It's very, very funny.
What happens when a duck flies upside down?
Okay, give up?
He QUACKS UP!!!!
I told you it was funny.
Thanks for quite a cute link for the letter Q, Jim!
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