The last time I mentioned it, she sounded very enthusiastic, but phoned me back to say she didn't think she was up to it any more.
Although I wished Mom had been able to do the trip with me, I went on my own from Edmonton to Cape Breton Island, thinking of her all the way.
I loved seeing so much of my country. After visiting a friend in Toronto, Ontario, I enjoyed the stately grace and beauty of Québec's largest city, Montreal.
Montreal contrasts sharply with the rugged, romantic coast of the Gaspé Peninsula, my second Québec destination. I arrived by train but rented a car for some up-close and personal time with the glorious scenery.
I was thrilled to see the thousands of seabirds, particularly the Gannets, nesting on the rocky islands offshore.
The small towns of the Gaspé Peninsula are full of bright colours, good food, and interesting things to see and do.
Photos by Kay Davies
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with thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who started this meme, Roger Green who ably assists her with keeping it going, a whole team of alphabetarians who take turns hosting, and this week especially to our friend Gattina who is hosting the letter Q.