Good Morning Everyone in PALCS Pennsylvania!
Okay, the first realization is that Quebec is awesome! No need to go to France to learn French. The second realization is the food is outstanding. As we regroup in the morning we talk about what our families cooked for us the night before. We ask if it is good….unanimously the students say, YES! The French always did know how to dine.
Madame Crisafio is teaching French class on Wednesday morning.
Here is a typical bedroom at the Chateau Frontenac. There are more than 100 rooms in this hotel; Winston Churchill, Mackenzie, (the Canadian Prime Minister at the time), and Franklin D. Roosevelt came here to discuss D day plans for WWII. More than 2000 reservations were cancelled for this occasion.
Here is our hotel guide, in period costume, holding a 3-D model of the hotel in 1823. We learned that copper oxidizes and turns greenish….hence the English word `verdegris` and the color of the historic rooftops.
Meet Tina, our guide. Each aftenoon Tina takes us to see different sights in Quebec city. On Tuesday afternoon we saw the interior of the Chateau Frontenac.
After the tour, we relaxed at a cafe….Here is Levi with Madame Crisafio.
…And Abigail, Avril, John, and Mike….yes, life is good.
…and Tina with Eli and Betsy.
Sarah is enjoying cappuccino,
and Emily limonade…..Chateau Frontenac in the background.
Here is Claire and Sarah,
Mrs. Quinn and Emily.
Around the corner from the cafe there was an alley with many artists who hoped we would stop and buy some scenes of the city.
Emma is three, and a child in one of the home stay families. She was adopted from China when she was 13 months. Her French is impeccable! Tonight we are going to be at a folkloric fiesta with our homestay families, so you will get more pictures of the home stay families in tomorrow`s blog.
Hot off the press…but looks just like yesterday, Tuesday, at 10:30 in the morning.
Inside the hotel, our guide explained that the hotel burned down in 1922.
In French she told us not to ask her how much a room costs here, her husband pays the bills, but last she heard it was $3 per night, but no bathrooms in any of the rooms….you need to go outside. Later we learned that