21 August - Montreal to Quebec City
We woke to a windy but warm morning. A change and some rain are due tonight both here in Montreal and in Quebec City. We walked across to the station and ate breakfast at the same restaurant as yesterday. The lady there remembered us and what we ordered. Impressive.
After checking out we headed off in the car. I had planed a route to ge us out of town and heading in the right direction. Darlene drove and I navigated. Given we had around three hours of travel and five hours till check-in time we took the scenic route following the river for much of the journey.
The road surface wasn't as good and there were lots of trafic lights but we dove past some impressive houses built overlooking the water and through some quaint country towns. We stopped for lunch at Trois Rivieres. Being less of a tourist town there was not much English spoken here. The wi-fi password from Valentines, where I purchased lunch allowed me to download the google maps formy phone that I needed to navigate us to our hotel in Quebec City. The satnav is in its box in my case until we clear Quebec Province. Then I'll try it again.
After checking in we went for a short walk. I visite the tourist information centre and firmed up our plans for the stay here and located the nearest wine store :-). Next to the store there was a restaurant we liked the look of so we decided to return there later for dinner. When it came time to head out for dinner it was already raining lightly. When it came time to return to the hotel it was raining more. Oh well. The forecast is for the rain to clear overnght and a cooler mostly dry day tomorrow. We will use that cooler weather to cover as much of Old Quebec City on foot as we can.