Subject: Quebec City Winter Carnival
Hi Ziners,

As a former Wisconsinite/Minnesotan now living in that city known for its "Northern charm and Southern efficiency" -- and mostly gray and rainy winters where even the threat of snow causes a run on milk, bread, and toilet paper -- I was thinking about taking a weekend getaway to Quebec City in February to experience the Winter Carnival and where I'm almost certain to see some snow. I've been to the St. Paul Winter Carnival a couple of times and enjoyed it, but I've never been to the larger event in Quebec City and was hoping for some feedback from people who have. Any particular hotel or B&B recommendations? How about restaurants? My French is passable when it comes to reading menus, but not so good conversationally -- will that be a problem? Thanks.

Greg Arlington, VA