My parents celebrated their golden annoversary this weekend. They were married on July 8,1972, 50 years ago. 💛
Friday afternoon they arrived at my apartment. We sat around & chatted. They had a few snacks as they didn't have lunch. We didn't want to spoil our appetites for dinner. I think took them to The Roosevelt to check-in. The Roosevelt is a historic hotel in New Orleans. All of the staff were wonderful & very accommodating during their stay. Their room was lovely. I had upgraded them to a superior room which had a nice sitting area with pull-out sofa. My mom wants to stay there when the kids come home during the holidays.
I went back to my apartment, took a shower & got dressed. Then I traveled back to New Orleans to pick them up for dinner. We went to Commander's Palace, another historic New Orleans restaurant owned by the Brennan family and the restaurant where Emeril Lagasse really found acclaim. The food & service were outstanding. 🥂
The next day I went to pick up their luggage & meet them for lunch. We had lunch in an Italian restaurant at the hotel, Domenica. The food & service were very good as well. My parents then walked the short distance to the theatre while I parked the car. It was their first time seeing Hamilton, my fourth. They thoroughly enjoyed it. The only negative was the amount of up & down during the performance. Some people don't understand that live theatre isn't like attending a movie. I think one of things that makes Hamilton stand out is that every song is memorable, which is what makes it such a spectacular show. Others kind of have filler songs, but with Hamilton every song stands out on its own. ⭐️
After the show we came back to my apartment where they were able to relax for a few minutes & get ready for the trip back home. It's a little over an hour drive. My mom said it was the best weekend ever, which made me feel good. I was very anxious planning everything, making sure that my mom was accommodated with her Parkinson's. Everything went off without a hitch! 🙌🏾