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Baby, It's Cold Outside

EXPLORE #392, Jan 4/10


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We're back from Gatineau, Quebec.. Happy New Year everyone! Ringing in the New Year was snowy, cold and beautiful (as you can see) in Quebec. We drove to Wakefield so I could get my fix of the best Raspberry Jelly in the world...It's sold at "La Confiserie Wakefield"...and it's Mmm Mmm good ;) However, the first trip the shop was closed and we drove around to see the covered bridge..Luck brought us here! :) Second trip was successful on the jelly run lol ;) I have lots of jars to last me through the winter lol Mmmm yummers!!


"Built in 1915, Wakefield's bridge was named for the then Member of the Legislative Assembly, Ferdinand-Ambroise Gendron. Sadly, the bridge was completely destroyed by fire in 1984. The population of the village decided to raise money to rebuild the bridge. Ten years later, in 1998, the new Gendron covered bridge was inaugurated. The new bridge can only be used by pedestrians, but it kept a few original pieces, among which the pillars that support it."


"Wakefield is a village on the western shore of the Gatineau River, at the confluence of the La Pêche River in the Outaouais region of Quebec. The village, named after the town of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, is now the southern edge of the municipality of La Pêche, and was founded in 1830 by Irish, Scottish and English immigrants. It is approximately twenty minutes from Ottawa, Ontario driving north on Autoroute 5 and Route 105 at Route 366."


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Taken on December 30, 2009