We are now staying in an apartment in the heart of old Quebec with my best friend in high school, Sandy, and her sister, Nancy. The van is parked in a KOA campground just outside of the city. We'll be here until Sept. 14. Last night we went for a walk in the neighbourhood around here and stopped at a restaurant called, "Cochon Dingue" for a delicious raspberry dessert called, "Carre aux Framboise," a raspberry thingy that was served with thick vanilla cream. Here's some photos of Old Quebec at night.
A bit blurry, but you get the idea. She's standing in front of a fresco (painting right on the wall of a huge building). We can see this fresco out our apartment window.
This is the oldest church in Canada and I'm going to meditate there when it opens to the public on Wednesday. It's Catholic, of course, and built on the footprint of Samuel de Champlain's settlement. I've meditated in the first church built in France so - here goes.
Rita, Sandy and Nancy walking up Petit Champlain Street on our way to the restaurant and just generally oogling the sights.
Hotel Frontenac sits on top of the cliff. Photographed from the lower streets in Old Quebec.
Enough of Quebec City at night. Rita has fallen in love with this place and wants to come back for a holiday. Off we go today to Ile d'Orleans, an island with it's own eco climate where they grow a lot of the food for the province. Rita says she's very excited about the day. More later.
Kuya Minogue is resident Priest at the Creston Zen Centre. She has been training in Zen since 1986.