ottawa was pretty awesome but quebec city may have taken l’poutine


thanks to priceline dot com the boss’s daughter and i ended up in some mighty swanky hotel rooms at about 50% of what most people paid.

the bad part was the website wasnt always intuitive or quick.

no matter, look at the crappy view we got at the hilton in quebec city!

for those of you who havent been yet, thats quebec’s parliament, which is french for “pretty mcdonalds”.

because im never satisfied, heres what i didnt like about the Hilton

fuckers didnt have wifi so you were stuck with a too-short ethernet cord that barely made it to the foot of the bed

on top of that the connection wasnt even very fast And the cord kept disconnecting.

i know i know, first world problems.

etienne hiding from the authorities

you know who had it figured out though? our friends from singapore who just brought the whole crew down to the lobby where wifi was free and the couches were superbe.

this morning we had eggs and bacon and club sandwiches in the crazy mini mall beneath the building.

but the best was the night before when we had the most romantico italiano dinnero in the walled olde city where this dude sang all the best guitaro songs and we dined on pasta and sipped on ginger ale just like real italians.

it was sad to leave the crazy capital but it was nice to be on the road again.

unfortunately the countryside of quebec smelled like wide open derrier

ive seen some trippy things in my day but this even impressed me


we were at the huge amazing St. Annes church just outside of Quebec City

and inside we saw two columns filled with crutches and we were all what the…

then as we walked around we saw little cubbies for this saint and that one

then we saw this amazing scene and we understood: this church heals people who cant walk n stuff

as you know im a born again Christian who loves that line “if you have a mustard seed of faith you can move a mountain”

but does that mean that the guy in the wheel chair has to look like Jesus in a polo shirt?

also, why does the lady have a baby?

it was all ridiculously fascinating and the highlight of the trip.

next to the waterfall 40 kilometers away where you had to pay $9 to view it.

my other problem with the church (because i am a man who only sees problems in the most beautiful things)

they insist that you pay $4 (Canadian) to light a candle.

not cool, Christians, not cool.

one place the xbi wont follow you is to a church

st annes

little known fact.


so we went to the weirdest, biggest craziest church we could find.

technically the xbi isnt supposed to snoop around in canada, but if its to track down one of their dudes, the cix allows it

im just a shadow

but what i am trying to impress on the cix is im not an xbi dude, im just me, a shadow, a tourist

someone trying to convince the world that skateboarding is not a crime



but all they say is, then why are you hiding at the coolest church in town?

and im all what a black man cant like taking pictures of fountains?


and they said, if we believed that, then we’d believe Faith could truly heal