Saturday, July 06, 2013

La vieille prison de Trois-Rivieres

Saturday 6 July 2013

I toured the old jail here in T-R today. It was full of pain and horrible stories, tiny dark cells and old chains, no plumbing and cold stone walls. The worst part, though? It was only closed in 1986.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Retired or dead

Friday 5 July 2013

There is a hallway in my school here that has the names of former professors inscribed on stones. If they are retired, there are just dates. If they are dead, there's a little cross next to the dates. I wonder - have they never had a non-Christian professor? Quebec is very Catholic, but still, it seems a bit strange.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Bird hall

Thursday 4 July 2013

The coolest part of this random stuffed bird display is that it is glass on both sides, allowing for a feathery glimpse into the classroom behind.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ma Petite Vie

Wednesday 3 July 2013

This is my little room. It's strange being away from Ryan, but also kinda wonderful to have found a way to go back to college.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Our apartment

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Here in Trois Rivieres, I am enrolled in the Explore program, which is financed by the government of Quebec. We have to get here, but then they provide French instruction, activities, 15 meals a week, and a student apartment. It's pretty awesome. 

Here is the apartment that I share with three other girls. It's basic, but nice.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Fete au Canada

Monday 1 July 2013

Okay, I don't know how to do accents on this computer yet, but Happy Canada Day!

I went downtown with some friends for Festivoix, the music festival going on right now.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Trois Rivieres

Sunday 30 June 2013

I arrived in Trois Rivieres today, and went for a walk downtown with some new friends. Here's a cute little lighthouse on the St. Lawrence River.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Old Montreal

Saturday 29 June 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013


Friday 28 June 2013

As it was pouring rain all day, I thought it might be a good museum day. Unfortunately, so did everyone else. 

Here is a tiny bit of a piece by an amazing Quebecois painter, Jean-Paul Riopelle.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pierre's tomb

Thursday 27 June 2013

True to tradition, I figured that while in a new city, I should check out the graveyard. This is the Notre Dame des Neiges graveyard, and this is the French-est tomb I found. Not only is his name Pierre, he chose a French inscription and has Quebec flags planted out front.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Back with baguettes

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Well, since I'm off on an exciting trip, I thought I might start up the blog again. 

I'm currently in Montreal, Quebec. I'll be in Quebec (soon in the smaller city of Trois Rivieres, and you'll have to bear with me as I haven't figured out accents on this computer yet) for six weeks, doing an intensive French immersion program. I'll be learning French as well as how to someday teach core French in elementary school.

So, for my first day, here are some baguettes!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Best railing ever

Wednesday 15 August 2012

On a lovely canyon hike, at a spot with a beautiful view.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Tuesday 14 August 2012

We all went on a hike today, and saw this pictograph. It's rather faint, but you can just make out the human figure holding a circle.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dad and daughter

Monday 13 August 2012

We went on a little car trip around Canmore today. Here's our friend Rob and his daughter M, by a neat glacial stream.