August 20, 2003
Montreal and Ottawa: The Preamble (On the Ground in the Garden State)

At first, I was hoping to get away with writing up this travelogue a month after the fact; none of you are here, so who's to know when I actually go places? You can't even be sure that I'm wearing pants right now. Then I recalled that many of you may be familiar with the date of Canada Day, and so would be suspicious. So I'm not going to pretend that any of this happened recently - it's all a dim memory of a bygone time.

Anyway, as promised... Montreal and Ottawa!

Since our foreign correspondant, Etienne, was due to return to France on July 3rd, we decided, that if there is one thing a visitor to the United States must experience, it's Canada Day in Ottawa! After some convincing ("Don't worry, the INS is sure to let you back in, even though your visa expires on July 1st. They love French people."), Etienne was brought onboard on the condition that we would guarantee his return to New Jersey no later than midnight, July 2nd.

Ottawa being such a popular destination, Paul also decided to join us. This is good, because among Paul's many sterling character attributes is his has-a-car-edness. We also expanded our itinerary to include a night and a day in Montreal so that Etienne could learn how to speak French properly.


Posted: August 20, 2003 04:18 PM
by: on August 20, 2003 11:27 PM:

continued where?
and what happened to the bikini v-ball team?

damnit tedmunds!!

by: on August 22, 2003 11:29 PM:

Continued there. As for the bikini v-ball team, you just made that up.

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