Monday, September 24, 2018

Trip Out East

My husband and I just came back from a trip out east yesterday (to Ontario and Quebec), and I thought I would share some photos.

The main reason for the trip was to take my parents to my Dad's 60th reunion from Military college, in Kingston-
Marching came right back.
It was lovely to see the young students in their red serge uniforms.
We also visited relatives and saw some sights.

Our first stop was Brockville, Ontario. At one time it had the largest concentration of millionaires in Canada.


This is Fulford Place, and at the time of construction (1901) was the largest private home in Canada.

Also in Brockville was an amazing Railway Tunnel (this was Canada's first railway tunnel, built between 1854 and 1860).



It had an amazing light display, and was a real gem to visit.


Here is a link for a short YouTube video about the tunnel (near the 3 minute mark shows the coolest part about the tunnel with a 'train').

We also had a visit to Upper Canada Village (representing 1860's Canada).

Horse and cart outside the bakery
Tow Scow - horse drawn boat
 A beautiful quilt!
 We visited 1000 Islands, and this was the view from the 1000 Islands Tower-


In Gatineau, Quebec we visited Mosaïculture - large sculptures made up of over 5.5 million plants.






People working everywhere.

Houses of Parliament in the distance.
We all had a wonderful time!

The leaves were just starting to turn colour

All the best! ♥︎

5 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Looks like loads of fun to me. I love all of Canada, but have only been to British Columbia. Seeing more of Canada is definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing insights of your fun trip.

Sally Hurley said...

What a neat trip. So many beautiful photos. Those gardens are amazing.

Kindred Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation photos. Always fun to see pics of places I would love to visit but probably won't get the chance to! I'm intrigued by the horse drawn boat... and those gardens!!!

Raewyn said...

So pleased you had a good trip - and great to see the photos :-)

Sue SA said...

The plant sculptures were amazing, I am hoping they are a permanent display....one decade I might get to see them!