Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City

Here's an opportunity for vicarious adventure: Daughter Number Three is just back from a trip to Quebec City, with sisters/Daughters 1, 2, and 4. They took a properly branded Midlife Crisis Tour, complete with themed buttons of DN3's (and her partner's) design.

I thought they were staying at Hogwarts, but it's actually Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City's landmark, overlooking the St. Laurence River. The D-Day invasion was planned there in 1944. (But did the Daughters really stay there? On second thought, I'm not entirely sure. The flowered photo, though, is one of theirs.)

What a world of stories must exist within that hotel! I'll have to show this to Sav's friend Alice, who traveled to Germany and Holland with us in July. She wants to go into hotel management...aim high, Alice! So much more intriguing than a microtel.

1 comment:

Daughter Number Three said...

We didn't stay at the Frontenac, but Daughter Number 1 did stay there on her sophomore French Club trip back in 1972. One of her classmates tossed fireworks out the window over the Frontenac entrance while some dignitaries were entering the building. I hate to think what would happen to a kid who did that these days.