Earlier this year, we asked our friends how they would spend their first wedding anniversary. They had it figured out. Each year, the anniversary would celebrated in a different city. Planning responsibilities would alternate so they could take turns surprising each other. When they finished explaining their plan, I looked at my friends and told them I was sorry, but that was just too perfect and I would be stealing the plan.
Since I planned Jacks 30th birthday this year he took on planning our first anniversary. He chose an amazingly romantic first city and managed to keep the entire thing a surprise!
We left for Quebec City after breakfast and a coffee. Rather than driving the whole way we stopped in Trois-Rivière a town about an hour outside of Montreal for lunch. It ended up being quite charming, we found wild flowers and even tried our first Cronut!
|dorks | awful stairs to our hotel from the waterfront|
We continued on, arriving in Quebec City just in time to check in to our hotel in old Quebec. Our room was fantastic, overlooking old Quebec with a gorgeous view. The hotel also had a heated, outdoor pool which usually wouldn't sway me BUT, since moving away from the ocean, my heart has had a constant yearning to swim - it was perfect.
We changed quickly and left to explore. Rather than calling around for a reservation we wandered around until we found something that looked perfect - le lapin sautée. We made a reservation for 9 and continued our adventure. Dinner was delicious. We ordered many little bits - wine, charcuterie, salads - and split a main. On our way home from dinner we stumbled upon quite an amazing fireworks display, which we clearly assumed was done for us.
|fireworks | dinner | Chateau Frontenac | toasting in the park|
|photos of photos | jack versus winston churchill|