Went to the all night cafe for dessert and a beverage and met some nice folks standing in the line. Because we're members, we were seated before them; "Hey that's not fair" they joked. We noticed where they were seated later and decide to buy them dessert too. We stopped at their table as we were leaving and spent a few more minutes chatting. Turns out they were celebrating a 75th birthday and a coming 50th anniversary :) It was one of those special moments of genuine human connection. We parted with hugs and smiles and walked away feeling all was right with the world.
Back to our room, fat clothes, projects and talk for several more hours. Bleary eyed at 7:30 AM Sunday morning, we got up, ordered in room breakfast, which is a luxury that has become a special treat that we all enjoy and talked some more. Beautiful day for the trip home and life returns to 'normal'. But normal feels better today, I'm closer to my sisters, we each have thoughts to contemplate and it felt good to pay it forward.
For your viewing pleasure --
|The view from our room! The 10th floor.|
|The beds were very comfortable but the pillows not so much.|