Sunday, May 18, 2008
SJ is back! I have been gone over the past few days to Quebec on the 8th grade trip. We had a marvelous time seeing the sights of beautiful Quebec. It was a backed three days, filled with sight seeing, museums, natural wonders, eating, shopping, and even a boat cruise! The kids were wonderful, and I think that everyone had a great time.
I think that one of my favorite stops was to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. The architecture was amazing, the craftsmanship was breathtaking, and the students' reaction was impressive. They were in awe of how long it must have taken to build such a detailed building. They did get restless after awhile so we had to cut the visit a little short. I could have spent all day looking at the amazing arches, mosaics, and stain glassed windows. After talking to Mom when I got home, come to find out this is the area of Quebec where part of the family is from, and Saint Anne's is where they went to church.
Although it is always exciting to go and visit new places, it is always nice to get back to the familiar surroundings of home.