Quebec Day Four - Hot

It was sweltering today in Quebec. But that didn't stop us, nor did it even slow us down. Actually, it did slow us down a little, but only a little. It was a day of military history today, starting with the Plains of Abraham and continuing onwards. 

This afternoon started with some free time in Upper Town, where the students had some lunch and did some last chance shopping. Next we headed along the wall towards artillery park.  

When I say wall, I mean the wall surrounding the Old City. Quebec is the only city in North America that was walled (because it's so old) and we were able to walk along the top. A really cool experience indeed. 

Next we had a workshop at Artillery Park where the students participated in a discussion on the difference in lives between a French and British soldier.  There were definitely similarities - three soliders to a lice-riden bed and the other such horrid living conditions. 

 

Emmy the French Soldier  

Emmy the French Soldier  

Afterwards, the students participated in a scavenger hunt through Upper and Lower town and Mr. Gill had his first Tim Hortons coffee in two days. Maybe not the best choice of drink considering the heat, but sometimes you gotta do whacha gotta do! 

We are back at the hotel now for a few hours of well earned rest and relaxation in beautiful air conditioned conditions before returning to the Old City for dinner and then, the last event of the trip - the Haunted Walk! It could be a bit of fun, hearing stories of Old Quebec ghosts. Will it be scary? Maybe? But I think the students might be a little more scared of all the up hill walking....it seems like every direction in Quebec is like the incline has been set to 9 on a treadmill! 

 

Group shot on the inside of the wall (behind the students)... It looks like much more of a fortification from the outside looking in.  

Group shot on the inside of the wall (behind the students)... It looks like much more of a fortification from the outside looking in.