We got in the Province of Québec on March 9th 2013, close to 3 weeks after our 10000km roadtrip. We came here to visit the family as we didn’t see them very often while living across the country.
This is the end of the Québec page of our trip. We enjoyed visiting with the family and had fun for the past month or so. We are flying Wednesday from Jean Lessage Airport to the city of New Orleans, in Louisiana. We are going to spend 4 days with the Cajun. We hope we are gonna meet a lot of interesting people and enjoy that episode as much as the previous ones.
Québec is a very beautiful city with a lot of history and the old part of the town is awesome. There is a lot of old buildings. We always enjoyed walking in those streets and we were missing it. Even when we were living close by, we always felt on holidays when walking through all the little streets with all the tourists. This season (Snowy spring right now) is pretty quiet as far as the amount of people in the streets goes but it makes it easier for walking and taking pictures.
We are now ready to see something else and it is the beginning of the rest of our trip around the world.
The Grand Canyon is really impressive. Even all the pictures we took don’t give it justice. It is so big you can’t realise it until you stand 2 feets from the edge. We were there for the sunset and the next sunrise. We camped in the camping close by. We got up at around 6 AM to see the sunrise. It was amazing.
There is no word to describe how beautiful and grandiose these views are.
We followed it really close for the major part of our trip. It is one of the oldest and most historical routes of America: Road 66. It goes from Chicago to the west coast of California. It is filled with old dinners and motels.
You definitely have to love driving to decide to make this road a destination in itself. It stretches a long way with 3945km. We just did some small sections for fun. We also saw a presentation on it in Baie-Comeau, Qc at the end of this trip which made it more special for us as we saw some of the things discussed in the ”Grands Explorateurs”