As our 40th anniversary approached it did occur to Tom and me that we probably should do something special, different, whatever, to celebrate the occasion.
After we'd stormed our brains a little Tom came up with the idea of spending our anniversary weekend at our new favorite fall-back get-away, the Berlin Resort in Amish Country.
That same day, however, I found amongst my emails a Groupon for a Top Secret Hotel deal, the gist of which was that one could get a room in a 3.5 star hotel somewhere in the Columbus area at an inexpensive price, but one was required to commit to paying for the room in advance before one would find out which hotel one was committing to or where in Columbus the hotel was located. In a flash of inspiration I thought, why not have our anniversary get-away here in Columbus? After all, there's plenty to do around town and we could stay at the 3.5 star Top Secret Hotel for cheap.
Tom liked the idea so I booked a room for two nights, Thursday and Friday (our anniversary was Sunday, but this was close enough, we figured), at the Top Secret Hotel,
The next morning, as I'd spotted a Waffle House down the block from our hotel and never having been to a Waffle House before, I requested that we have breakfast there,
Still, our breakfast, though perhaps not the specialty of the house, was sufficient to fuel us through our morning activity,
For lunch we chose another North Side Columbus spot place we'd never been to but had heard of,
Now, granted, it probably was pretty unbelievable that we ate up those massive desserts, still I hate it when a waitperson expresses disbelief or even makes any comment or observation at all on the fact that I've cleaned my plate. It makes me feel like normal people don't clean their plates, and I imagine the waitperson hurrying back to the kitchen to announce: "Hey, everybody, c'mere, look out into the the room, see that lady at that table six? She cleaned up that whole whopping piece of pie!"
(Sigh). Next time we're ordering one dessert and two spoons.
To be continued...