Nice touch

Nice touch

So we’re at the poolside bar, and we’re ordering another round of Piña Coladas from Jan the Bartender, whom we had already heard of prior to our trip via some glowing user comments at Casa Marina’s listing onTripAdvisor.com (good site … which reminds me, I need to write a review over there), and we strike up a conversation with her about this fact, and she introduces us to the bar manager, Will, and before you know it, we’re all like old friends, and, my, it’s so easy to be nice when you’re on a stress-free vacation and the people you’re talking to get paid to be nice to you.

But anyway, they actually proved that they were genuinely nice, because, when we finished lounging on the beach the following day and arrived back at our room, lo and behold, we found a bottle of champagne in an ice-filled bucket and a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, which I think I’ve only ever eaten on two previous occasions: the first night of our honeymoon in Kauai, and an overnight stay in Boston to celebrate one of our past wedding anniversaries. Also included was a nice, handwritten card from Will and Jan congratulating us on our 10 years together.

So, even though we don’t particularly care for champagne, it’s always fun to pop a cork on a champagne bottle, so pop it I did, and we had a nice little toast while sitting on the balcony, during which we did that wrap-your-drinking-arm-around-your-partner’s-drinking-arm thing for a truly sappy champagne-sipping moment. And then a flock of white doves alighted upon the edge of the balcony and serenaded us with a harmonized version of our wedding song.

OK, I made the dove thing up. But the rest? True.

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  1. Posted December 5, 2008 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    And then the bill for $300 of champagne came the next morning:)

  2. Posted December 5, 2008 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Still kicking myself for missing your wedding. Was the wedding song Nine Inch Nails?

  3. Posted December 5, 2008 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Dan: Hmmm … I believe I should go review my check-out folio. ;)

    Dave: Eh, you’ve been around for the marriage; that’s the more important part (but you were missed).

    And, yes, killer version of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” for our wedding song (that’s the “fuck you like an animal” one).

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