Quebec City! (+ Happy Father's Day!)

Before I share some pictures from our recent trip to Quebec City, I wanted to wish my man crush everyday a Happy Father's Day! Fittingly, he's being the rock star dad he is and watching our kids for five days while I'm in Indianapolis at a conference with friends. He lovingly sends me off to this conference every year and uses up his hard earned vacation days to do it. I'm incredibly grateful for this man of mine :)

Last week B had to be in Quebec City for some church-related business so we decided to pull the kids out of school and join him! It's a three hour drive from Montreal each direction, and he was supposed to be there for about six hours, so we did the math and decided it was best to get an Airbnb and stay the night, which would also allow us a few hours to explore the next day before heading back to Montreal.

Each time we visit Quebec City it's never for more than a day or so, so we always feel like we're just scratching the surface. There is so much to see there and it's honestly the most beautiful city in Canada if you ask me. I'm so glad we live close enough to visit often!

I had high hopes of visiting la Maison de la Littérature and the Cafe St-Henri while up in QC, but traveling with kids means you've got to be flexible. Neither of those dreams were realized on this trip, but there are many more trips in our future, I'm sure! We did, however, get to teach our kids about some awesome women's rights heroines in Canadian and Quebec history, and the beautiful statues made a great impromptu playground.

We grabbed some cheap (and not totally delicious) shwarma for lunch and made the discovery that if we're going to eat out as a family of five it'll be increasingly at ethic restaurants as they're usually far cheaper than French or typical North American fare. That's fine by us, as Montreal has such awesome variety, but Quebec City wasn't as great. But the point was to stay on (or below) budget for this spur of the moment trip, so we were content. We made peanut butter sandwiches for the kids back at our Airbnb for dinner and B and I waited until we were home in Montreal to have a late supper.

If you would love to go to Europe but the long flight terrifies you or it's not in the budget this year, you need to think about visiting Montreal and Quebec City!! We always use Airbnb when we travel and can't recommend it enough. If you've never signed up for Airbnb, you can use this link and receive $30 off your first booking!


Until next time, Quebec!

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