Today is our anniversary. Twenty years! How’d that happen? I guess it is true that time flies when you are having fun.
So how did we celebrate?
Got home on Friday and was told to not make plans for the weekend. Surprises were in store! Checked in Saturday at the local fancy hotel, the Skirvin.
As we were checking in, ran into Kathie, the bride from a wedding I was supposed to attend that day, but didn’t attend because I was told to not be making plans! The bride and groom were staying there also!
We went down to the piano bar for an afternoon cocktail and ran into one of my favorite former Senators and current lobbyist from work, who was also staying in the hotel because his wife had a business conference upstairs and he’d been helping her out.
Then went and got all dressed up and ready to go to the fancy restaurant, when the horse and carriage arrived at the door to the hotel. Who was it for? Us!
Clippity clopped our way to the restaurant, Mickey Mantle’s Steak House, where we had a reservation.
But a little two-piece band was setting up in the bar area and a booth was available, so we grabbed that instead. Told the waitress to drop the reservation, we’d stay where we were. So as soon as that happens, the staff starts un-doing a table they were doing up right next to us. Husband asks if the Swedish Bikini Team had just cancelled. No, waitress says, Bob Stoops’ (OU football coach) favorite table wasn’t available and they were making him alternate arrangements here in the bar area. But then a table DID just open up so Bob was taking that instead. Uh, we now think Bob Stoops owes us big time for the table! We didn’t see him though, however, I did peak into the main restaurant on a trip to the ladies’ room.
The complimentary dessert from Mickey Mantle’s. Dinner was a big, huge, yummy Pittsburgh style steak with creamed spinach. Diet out the window this weekend!
Then surprised next day with mimosas in the Bride & Groom glasses from our reception way back when. These things have not been out of the cabinet since … uh, I have no idea since when.
Then a light brunch at another favorite little trendy restaurant, Cafe Nova, where our waitress turned out to be a favorite waitress from another restaurant we used to frequent more often, Flip’s, and now she works at this place instead.
Then it was home for a rest and then a quick visit to see Kymmie and family, where I got to play with my sweet grandboy and take a few pics.
Sigh. What a great weekend. What a wonderful life. Real world starts again Monday morning.