After tramping Quebec City for two days and not sleeping a whole lot, today was a quiet day. Our host, Pierre, at the B&B de la Traverse arrived sometime around 8:30 a.m. and served us breakfast once again, making us French toast right at our suite so we felt like we should have donned our tiaras before sitting down at the table!
We headed back to Shawinigan and arrived back at Guylaine's about noon. I looked at the next week of my trip and made some ferry and hotel bookings. We had our leftover pizza and a salad for lunch before deciding that the next order of business was a nap! After a bit of a rest, I checked on Fury in her tidy little parking spot in the shed, lubed the chain, checked the tire pressure and made sure she is ready to go in the morning.
We made another attempt at going to the Trou de diable brewpub for supper and this time we were successful. Even though the little voices in my head were telling me not to confuse the issue, I asked for a burger without the bun. I don't do this for any health or diet reason - I just can't eat my whole meal when there's a bun. This request did not process very well in the kitchen and my plate arrived with the bun - melted cheese bacon and tomato inside the bun, and the meat outside! LOL. That has to be the most interesting result I have ever had from that request. So I put the burger back into the bun and ate it that way. The bun was actually a really good one and didn't out-size the burger, but I still couldn't finish my fries and salad. The food was fabulous though.
Appparently the walk half a block up the street after dinner was enough to restore my appetite becuase when we rounded a corner and Guylaine suggested ice cream, I was miraculously able to order some! I also chose black cherry instead of chocolate. I haven't ever tried it and so decided it was high time. It was very good, but the varieties of chocolate are still my favourite.
On the way back, we stopped at the firehall to say Hi to Guylaine's son Charles. He is a firefighter and had a shift this evening so it was really nice to have the chance to meet him. As I already knew Guylaine's daughter, Alexandra, I had heard a lot about Charles and he is as lovely a young man as they claim him to be!
With my gear packed up and only waiting for the last minute things to be tossed in, I should be able to get loaded up and on the road in decent time tomorrow. Since I don't have any photos for you today, I am posting one of the route through Quebec to date. I'm sure I will have more photos tomorrow!
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