In an attempt to maintain our sanity and not outfit one–or several–of our children with a bell and a sandwich board that reads ‘Free to A Good Home’, we’re going away for a weekend. We’ve decided on Montreal the weekend of the 22nd of this month .
We’re staying at a very nice hotel–Hotel Gault. We plan to spend insane amounts of money on fine dining. We also plan to take long walks, have crazy, loud sex and poke any small children we may happen upon with pointy sticks.
As to my question, my husband I speak very little (read: no) French. Were we vacationing in Spain or Mexico, I could get us by. Were we vacationing in Germany, Austria and maybe parts of Switzerland, el hubbo could get us by. We chose Montreal because we’re masochists like that.
Here’s our plan. We’re going to buy the Larousse Pocket Dictionary for French-English/English-French. We’re also buying some sort of speaking translator for my husband’s Palm. That’s it. That’s our plan. Will it work?
Feel free to let me know anything else I haven’t thought of, too. Like, say, if the KKK has planned a big jamboree in Montreal for that weekend, that would be something we’d kind of like to know.