I thought I was so smart back when I was 14 and decided Spanish would come in handy living in Texas. French is a beautiful language, but it just seemed so hoity toity compared to the ever practical Spanish. And German... I was afraid it might have involved a lot of inadvertent spitting and words that would come across as guttural grunting rather than an actual language. Spanish is something I could use in my everyday life. I could expertly place an order at Taco Bell, Casa Ole or Pappasito's with my Spanish pronunciation skills learned in high school and college. When in the heck would I ever use German anyway?
Fast forward almost 30 years to my realization that it would come in pretty handy tomorrow when we head to Germany for a week. I know ja means yes and nein is no. I can also pronounce schnitzel correctly. As long as I eat schnitzel at every meal, I'm good to go.
Our hotel in Munich has wifi in the rooms, so I hope to send along some pics on Facebook as well as a possible post here on the blog by the time we return next weekend. The girls have already started asking if we'll be seeing any "boring old history stuff" and I responded with a hearty ja, we would be seeing all sorts of historic places in Deutschland.