Tuesday, July 12, 2016

City Dwelling....?

Hello Luvs,

And the hungry cloud sang...
"Excuse me while I eat this flag!"
City dwellers....?
Another week and another wonderful visit to the city. Quebec City (pictures throughout the blog), for us, was a way to exercise, people watch, and taste locally made.....anything! I was not sure what we would do, but decided that after a thrift shop visit that we would head in. 

I have lived in cities (San Francisco for one) where walking was a daily activity. Not just walking to the car or to the corner store. It was walking from one end to another or 20-30 minute trek from the Panhandle to Haight Street to eat at our favorite breakfast stop. The city was alive. The population diverse with a willingness to allow you to simply be you. Unfortunately, safety was an issue on more than one occasion. I lived there for several years and have many stories I could share of some craziness. It was a time when I was truly finding myself.
Art cuts to the heart of it.

Gold Adorned...

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Color....
Now that I have children what I seek from a city is different. Yes, I love to see diversity, community, and food options of course. However, safety takes front and center. If it does not feel safe there is no way I would be exploring by myelf....let alone bring my children along. Quebec City fits what I love most. Yesterday we visited a part that is just slightly north of the center of town. On our previous visits we were lucky to see Old Quebec along with the area where museums abound. We felt safe of course becuase they were typical tourist locales. However, our stop yesterday had the potential to be something completely different. Where you find unsavory characters who emit unpredictable actions and put themselves in a space you are not comfortable with. This city did not offer that. Instead, it offered beautiful buildings, delicious chai du chocolat from a local coffee spot, and an aura of openness. Not for one moment did I or the kiddos feel unsafe. We came across vibrancy that all the best cities have. You eat, drink, gaze, and watch. We smiled and said hello, bonjour, or allo.
...plus plants=beautiful!



All of this makes me love the area even more. No....it is not perfect, but it's imperfections are on the minor side. So minor that I will not even mention them. I highly recommend visiting...park, walk, and be in the moment. Memories will be on your horizon.

Til next time,

Kat

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A pic for my lovely friend Vanessa
+Vanessa Lucero 

Dreamy shoes inside!















So...what is that clud turtle
doing?






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