Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: QUEBEC CITY
Throwing it back to the Oldest Grocery Store in North America!
Howdy howdy HoWdY FoLks!
It's another FREEZING day here in Quebec! But by tomorrow it's only gonna get worse... Making New York look like a warm paradise (that will be our reprieve come Monday)!
Being that it is so freakin' frigid - I've done something that I pretty much never do - opted to NOT go skiing! It's just not any fun when you start seeing temps like this. During our trip to Mont Treblant last year the summit temps were down to -30 (with the wind chill) and it was beautiful, but no where near as fun as if it were a good 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keep in mind that all the temps that I have been posting, have been Fahrenheit - believe me that you DON'T want to know how LOW we are talking in Celsius!! LOL
Today, TBT I'll be sharing the Daily Scoop from yesterday where we did quite a few things fitting to Throwback Thursday.
For starters we went to the Old Port Market or Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec, located at the north end of the Louise basin, between the Gare du Palais (palace station) and the Old Port.
Restored for the city's 400th anniversary in 2008, the harbor dates from the 17th century, when ships brought supplies and settlers to the new colony. At one time this was among the busiest ports on the continent!
Picking up a few goodies!!
Doesn't this look amazingly good?!
Next up was a revisit to Montmorency Falls - we toured the falls on our trip here in 2015.
Located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, Quebec City, and Boischatel, only minutes from the heart of old Quebec City.
The Montmorency Falls - at 275 ft high and 150 ft wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec. They are 98 ft higher than Niagara Falls.
You can admire the view from the cable car, suspended bridge or stairs climbing up the side of the cliff (closed in the winter).
In 1855 and 1856 a fancy suspension pedestrian bridge was built at the top of the falls. But the bridge collapsed in April 1856, five days after it opened, and it was not rebuilt. That changed after the 1993 fire, when a new pedestrian suspension bridge was built along with the new Manoir Montmorency.
The suspension bridge over the crest of the falls provides access to both sides of the park as well as a most spectacular view!
In winter, ice climbers tackle the frozen rock faces of the cliffs on each side of the falls. #CRAZY
Can you spot the climbers?
And then on to the OLDEST GROCERY STORE IN NORTH AMERICA!!
Walking into J.A. Moisan is like stepping back in time. Recalling the good old general store with its charming wood decor, antiques and traditional music. J.A. Moisan is a historical jewel of Quebec City. Established his store in 1871, J.A. Moisan is an institution in the business and cultural sectors of Quebec City and still today the gourmet food store has lost nothing of its old character or charm
And after being around all these foods, we got mighty hungry and went to go eat - some sushi! You'd never believe just how many sushi restaurants that Quebec City has!
And lastly on our rather long although not very tiring day, we headed off to the Ice Hotel!!
The one-of-a-kind Hôtel de Glace is the only place in North America. Where you can enjoy a cozy night's sleep in a room made entirely of ice, and even tie the knot in a frost-covered chapel!
Now how ridiculous is this...I took 2 videos and they have both uploaded (multiple times) upside down! Go figure! Yesterday I upload a sideways video and today upside down videos!! LMAO
So if you'd now like to do a headstand or turn your viewing device upside down and watch! HAHAHA or maybe you can just listen...
FUN FACT: The Ice Hotel was located at Montmorency Falls for its first year.
Coming down the Ice Slide!
How'd you like to sleep on this?
And now for the verdict...Do my kids want to stay here???
Oh well folks, that about sums it up and now it's time to go head out for more fun!
I'll be sure to tell you all about it tomorrow!
See ya then, -T
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Throwin' it back to Baby Valentine's
We are in for a few days of CHILLY weather, here on Long Island!!
The forecast says the temperatures will be progressively going down with the coldest day being Saturday with a high of 20 degrees Fahrenheit) and a low of -1 degrees (Fahrenheit)!
Today it's in the 20's, but the sun is out, so it doesn't feel terrible. I really do not think that there will be riding camp this Saturday, with those arctic temperatures.
Moving on... With today being Throwback Thursday, only 3 days before Valentine's day, I'm reminded of my little cuties, when I used to take them regularly to get their studio pictures done.
I was so obsessed with taking them to either The Picture People or Babies R Us on a regular basis! I would send out pictures to relatives and friends on a regular basis with the latest posed image of my little sweeties.
Here's my baby Gianna back in February 2005 at nearly 9 months old.
And here are my two scrumptious Valentine's in 2008, when Kelsey was 17 months old and Gianna was 3-1/2 years.
This image just gave me a great idea -- I'm going to do a Valentine's picture of them at the barn this year at 9 and 11 respectively!! They will totally hate it, but if I let them pose with a horse, they should willingly agree.
Today, let's look at the Most Romantic Shows on Broadway.
As you know, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Broadway!! Here are the Top 5 Most Romantic shows currently playing on the New York Stage!
An American in Paris As I wrote about, back in October, this was one of the best plays I've seen in a long time!! It was not only a classic movie brought to life on stage, but it is also one of the most lovely to watch!
It is a must see for a romantic evening with your honey!
Phantom of the Opera For over 30 years, this show has continued to infatuate audiences. With classic music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, this love story is both captivating and mesmerizing.
I am proud to say, I have seen it three times!! And I never tire of it!
The King and I Winner of 4 TONY AWARDS including BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, this classic Rodgers & Hammerstein is now playing at Lincoln Center.
It is on my list to take my kiddies as they do not remember the original 1956 movie with Yul Brenner as the King of Siam.
This romantic story is set in 1862 and tells the tale of British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens who has arrived in Siam to instruct the royal children of the King of Siam, with whom she will forge a powerful relationship!