Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods…

… to Grandmother’s house we go.

The morning after the wedding, we had folks over after Mass for brunch. Then we got a ride to the airport and went to Quebec by way of Montreal.

We saw a lot of pretty churches on our trip, the most notable of which was St. Anne de Beaupre, in Beaupre Quebec. It is a basilica. And it is huge. It looks like something out of Europe. According to Tradition, St. Anne is the grandmother of Jesus, the mother of Mary. The week we were there happened to be the week leading up to her feast day so there were all sorts of novena events. It was amazing to go there every day for Mass and to look around.
We also did some hiking, and got to see some whales, or baleines, as the Quebecoise say. Most of the people there speak French (Quebec style) but between the French I remembered from high school and the English of the locals we were able to muddle our way through.

We returned to the States a week later. Back to house organizing, work, and dog ownership – plenty to keep busy!

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