They had giant ice walls with LEDs in them, and more LED displays of course, and some ice sculptures, and there was this cute little sitting area with a wood stove and lots of giant waterproof pillows. There was also an indoor area with a poutine stand, so you could go in and get warm occasionally. I went with four Vermonters, and I was the least cold out of any of them! It was probably because I was the most bundled up, but I like to think that I have just gotten super tough since I moved here.
I wore a pink wig under my fuzzy bear hat, my long brown quilted coat, a short dress, cotton leggings, fleece leggings, a long-sleeved shirt, a sweater, two pairs of socks, down boots, a green scarf, and purple wool gloves. I was considering trying to go without the coat, because I think it is very unflattering, but I did not consider it for long. It is COLD.
Anyway, Montreal is a great city and all of you should go if you get a chance. We had amazing Ethiopian food and even more amazing cheese croissants, and it's just such a charming, stylish city with little bits of art everywhere in unexpected places. My French is still pretty terrible, but I think it has improved a little. I was able to communicate with a few people.
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