Kevin and Kellys' Trip to Vermont, Quebec, and Interlochen in 2000
Here are some pictures from our trip this summer
- My trip, driving to Vermont.
- Bill F. kindly let us stay at his house.
- Pictures in Quebec City.
- Pictures from the rotating tower restauarant over Quebec City.
- While there, we went to an IMAX theater.
- Kelly thought she might like to use restuarant menus in her classes.
- Next, we drove east to Baie St. Paul where we stayed for two nights at the Balcon Vert.
- The first evening there, we had a nice walk which let us see the Baie St. Paul, the St. Lawrence, and the countryside.
- The second day at the Balcon Vert, we were lucky to be let in on a fantastic hike, by new friends Charles and Bernard: The Parc Grand Jardins.
- Continuing east, we drove to Tadussac where we camped behind the youth hostel.
- Halfway on the drive we found a beautiful trail around a small bay to the St. Lawrence. I am awed by the trails in Quebec -- their creation and maintenance looks to be a labor of love, and it made the hiking very pleasant -- a mixture of nature's beauty and man's skill and aesthetics.
- Tadoussac (Tadussac on our maps) is a 400 year old town with a ferry port, sand dunes, and a funky restaurant where the wait staff stops working every hour or so, picks up instruments, and engages the diners in some spirited song.
- The next morning Kelly took a hike down the Saguenay River. I hiked partway with her, and on the way back spotted a Beluga Whale swimming in the river. Then I drove a little farther north to see the countryside, and finally headed back to meet Kelly in town.
- After her hike, we drove a little farther east, and to a ferry across the St. Lawrence (a 2.5 hour trip at that point in the river). The ferry lands on the south side of the river at Trois Pistoles, which has a beer named after it these days. Again, you can see whales during the crossing, and we saw several Belugas and some dolphin.
- The drive along the South side of the St. Lawrence was beautiful too -- fertile farmland with rock outcroppings and the river just to the north.
- Unfortunately, there were NO rooms to be had in Quebec, and we ended up driving all the way to St. Johnsbury Vermont that night. The next day we were able to drive in a leisurely way through East Burke and Lake Willoughby Vermont on our way the the Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover to see a concert by the Village Harmony Youth Camp.
- Kelly's destination was Middlebury College for a "technology in language teaching" seminar. Middlebury is a pretty town, and the new college dorms are quite nice, nestled in woods at the edge of the campus.
- After a few days working remotely (things had gone awry back at work) I got back on my way. I drove through the village of New Haven, then took a ferry across Lake Champlain to New York, where I drove north and along the St. Lawrence again. A lot of correctional facilities up there!
- Another very long day of driving led me to a campground in Darlington Provincial Park. Up early in the morning again, I headed across Ontario to Michigan.
- My destination was Interlochen Arts Camp, where I was to work on using my digital camera to copy some archival photos which have no backups there.
- On the last leg of my trip I got to test a WizWheelz Terratrike at the North Kent Cyclery in Grand Rapids, visit some friends in Grand Haven, and stay with my mother, who happened to have a visit from my Uncle Al.
last updated April 7, 2001
Actually, it turns out you can go home again.
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