That’s right folks.. Mr R and I have been married for 30 years !!
I sit here dumbfounded.. How did 30 + years flash before me?
I mean it seems like only yesterday I was dashing from my 2nd floor locker to strategically position myself in the hall near the Band Room door..
( Mr R played a mean trumpet in his day )
where I would pretend not to watch as he goofed with his friends.
As soon as the 1st warning bell would sound, I would hope to get one last lustful glimpse of him as he went into class..
(this would have to last me until lunch hour the next day)
each time silently praying I would somehow make it to the 3rd floor and my English Class before the final bell.. I wasn’t always successful.
Cripe between the 2 1/2 mile walk to school
( Up Hill …both ways !)
and this crazy Stairmaster romance. it's little wonder I was a lot thinner then.
Yes.. ours is the story of:
Boy doesn’t meet Girl –
Girl pines the hallways of local school-
Boy crushes on girls neighbor-
Girl relishes the serendipitous day they meet at neighbors house-
Boy FINALLY figures out he likes Girl better then the Vegan chick across the street –
Girl feverishly looks for way to keep Boy alive while meeting old fashion Italian family
and the rest is history.. Just your everyday romance.
But I digress.. Here is a little glimpse into the wonderful day we had in celebration of 30th Wedding Anniversary.
First off.. we slept in.. well I guess sleeping in is relative. I mean when you are usually up at 5:00-5:30 7:00 is sleeping in.
brunch was at one of our favorites…
It’s been there forever and a day.
We don’t get there very often any more simply because of the distance.
Literally a little hole in the wall type place but…
They make the most AMAZING omelets.
Anything you order is sure to be good.. whether it’s sweet or savory.
Today’s pick for both of us was… The Farmer’s
So worth the trip !!
Fairlane was one of the first state of the art shopping centers in this area.
Today since we had some time to kill before check in to our little anniversary get away.. we decided to browse through the place to get some Christmas ideas
(This is a picture of me pretending to be browsing & enjoying the shopping experience.)
The truth of matter is.. we enjoyed people watching so much more than shopping.
People.. what ever happened to celebrating the holidays
One at a time?
Can I get an AMEN?
I’ll admit … it was very pretty…
and from what little I could see of it, Santa’s Wonderland is going to be Off the chain.
Ironically while the mood inside was kicking it holiday style. Outside the weather was so beautiful and fall like
low 60’s with lots of beautiful autumn flowers all around the mall.
The place had changed a bit since I had been there last, but it still had that super charged feeling a good mall has. It almost made me want to relive my younger days and get a Merle Norman Make Over, and try on some Candies shoes.
(Wow cue funky 70’s music … Can you hear him? Yes that’s Peter Frampton playing in the background )
One last stop.. and that is
Now THIS place had changed A LOT since I had been there last.
Once a tiny little shop on the corner of Michigan Ave and Oakwood Blvd..
Somewhere between 1979 and 2011 they expanded..and I mean EXPANDED !
I guess those things kind of happen in 30 years..
This place has it all ! Next time I am in Dearborn I am going to stop in again only,I will take time to REALLY take in all that they sell.
But for today.. with our bottled water and snackies in tow we were off to…..
The Dearborn Inn.
Being who he is ( Mr Romance ) booked a overnight package deal for us,which included a nights stay at the GOREOUS Dearborn Inn, a massage at
breakfast room service or breakfast buffet in the Edison room.
We opted for the Edison room
Oh… My…. Gosh !!!!!!
This historic Inn was the nation’s First Airport Hotel.
In 1937, it became the nation’s first hotel to have air conditioning and in 1961, it was the first hotel in Michigan to install a direct-dial telephone system for guests
Ol Hank thought of everything..
The interior is just beautiful !
I tell you….. Every time I passed this desk in the foyer… I racked my brain trying to think of a way to abscond with it.
I imagine Mr Ford probably had a similar desk of his own….You know a place to store petty cash…. Exactly the same reason I needed it… * Cough * Cough .
Our room was lovely…. The king size bed was even lovelier.
The only issue I had was that there was a man in our room…Old Henery himself.
You can tell that this is defiantly FORD country.
I on the other hand sat down in one of the most comfortable chairs made.. dreaming of what my massage was going to be like… dreaming of how nice it was I didn’t have cook, clean, or audit anything, dreaming of ways to live in this room with room service forever.
Just outside our window, we saw the staging for a wedding that was going to take place on the grounds..
It wasn’t lost on me that a happy couple was going to be wed on the same weekend that Mr R and I were..and it all came back to me then.
OUR day.. and how happy we were.
As I heard the gentle snoring of my amore' on the bed next to me..
I thanked God for the happiness we have shared and for getting us through the not so happy times as well.
But now.. it was time to wake his butt up…
The moment we had been waiting for..
Our couples massage !!!
WHOO HOO !!!!
Of course I do not have any pictures of this here.. I mean come on.. I don’t mind sharing but … that might be a bit much.
However….I will share with you a funny thing.
As we were being called back into the room, the young man Jason and a lovely young lady Andrea, told us they would be giving us our massages.. as they shut the door behind us so that we could get into place, I said to Mr R..
"The guy kept looking at me as if he was going to be the one giving me my massage."
“I DO NOT want a guy giving me my massage !!!”
Mr R said why not?
I couldn’t really give him a good answer.. I just didn’t feel comfortable with it.
But it was too late.. they came back to the room and sure enough… the young woman went to Mr R’s side of the room and Jason came over to me.
I’m sure he could feel the tension in my body…In fact I KNOW he could since he said.
“ WOW … you are really holding a lot of tension .”
No kidding ....some young dude I don't even know is padding & pawing away at me..
But…Let me just say here and now..
By the time the massage was over.. I had a new best friend… and his name is Jason.
When that (All TOO SHORT ) hour was over.. I was like Butta in his hands.
SERIOUCSLY if you are anywhere near Dearborn and OM spa.. Ask for Jason. The man has magic hands ( and not in a dirty way either )
I think he has ruined me, I can never go back woman after this. ( masseur that is )
All I wanted to do was sleep after the amazing massage I had.. but we still had lots to do..
It was time for dinner and tonight it was at
I didn’t think the day could keep going as good as it had been but it did..
Our mouth watering meal consisted of :
Blue Cheese encrusted Filet Mignon & Potatoes
and as if that all weren’t enough.. we also split a little slice of heaven.. carrot cake
( my fav )
WARM cream cheese frosting !!!
Now I had my camera with me.. but because the food was so out of this world good.. I completely forgot to get some shots..so
You will just have to believe me when I tell that if I were on death row and I had one last meal.. THAT would have been it.
( Although I might have to add some shrimp too you know if it really was my last meal and all )
Our next stop was a movie… The Ides of March.
Not exactly a romantic movie.. but a good one, and that was good enough for me.. because by the time it was all said and done the day had just about did me in…
In spite of Mr R planning more of the evening to include music and martini’s
We agreed that although the night was relatively young… we are not..
so it was back to our little love den.
Too bad Mr R doesn't have his trumpet anymore..
When I really think about it all…
I feel like we have known each other since we were little kids.
I always say:
Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. God has been good to me !!!
Thank You Mr R ..
For the wonderful memorable day
For the wonderful memorable life.