Tuesday, April 1
We have spent many years planning for this sabbatical trip. It is hard to imagine that we leave in 10 weeks. We saved over 325,000 frequent flier miles. We booked our reservations 330 days in advance.
The planning continues:
Every week I spend hours researching and planning for this adventure. We will spend 3-nights in Paris, 10-nights in Burgundy, 7-nights in Paris and then 2-nights in London before returning home. It is all beginning to seem real and we are getting more and more excited! We have found wonderful picture books about Paris and France for our son. For us, we signed up for a FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS class at PCC.
Last night I spent two hours at Lincoln HS where I endured the awkwardness and tension of forced conversations with strangers in a language that feels very unnatural. Of course my brain kept sending me the Spanish words that I have also struggled to learn. Hopefully it will pay off and we will be able to communicate the essentials... Enough to warm the French people up and have them take pity on us for trying.