vacationing in victoriaville

it’s not Cancun or the Dominican Republic, but I’m taking a short little vacation visiting my good friends Geneviève and Craig in Victoriaville, my old pioneer post. This place is amazing. Many of the locals are on vacation, so the neighbourhood is very quiet. Gen and Craig live in the foothills of a mountain, which means they can go outside and be greeted every day with a breath of fresh mountain air. Their water’s also pretty good – there’s a humble little “spring” not too far from their home that gives clean, fresh water… through a metal pipe stuck in the face of the mountain, no less. There’s a lovely river not very far where they tend to bring all their visitors to skip stones or, if it’s a particularly hot day, to swim. And my favourite – it’s only a quick drive up to the top of the mountain, where they can see all the way to the St. Lawrence River. I love this place. Whenever I return here, I’m reminded of the following quote from the book Baha’u’llah and the New Era: “Baha’u’llah loved the beauty and verdure of the country. One day He passed the remark: ‘I have not gazed on verdure for nine years. The country is the world of the soul, the city is the world of bodies.’

5 thoughts on “vacationing in victoriaville

  1. How astounding to run across this!
    We also are Baha’is, but I wasn’t looking for anything like that when I discovered this.
    I’ve been collecting interesting information on the St. Lawrence River and Gaspe Peninsula since we returned from our vacation there a little over a month ago.
    Our Baha’i highlight was visiting with a family in Rimouski. How enlightening to see that in some ways New Hampshire is more advanced than Quebec! For instance, they said they are a C cluster, but we are an A cluster. We are not capable of taking part so far in any A-level activities, but I will be going to our cluster meeting this coming Saturday. I praised those gatherings to the family we visited.

  2. Ah, I loved that quote in your post. Even coming from the Caribbean I have to say you can also get sick of all the nice weather (no kidding). Therefore right now, I would love to smell some fresh mountain air.

  3. Hi!
    Like many, I don’t remember how I got here, but I know it’s a blessing.

    I’m a Baha’i from Victoriaville who had to move to Ile Bizard for work.

    How nice too see all those friendly faces, and to read about them. Today I felted I was all alone, but I ended up on your site and it reminded me I have all those good friends in Victoriaville.

    Thank you 🙂

  4. I would love to go there, this looks like heaven on earth…I am so waiting to get to this lovely place.

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