We were staying at a downtown Radison. I think. I admit some of the specifics are gone. I am not good with names. But it was the fanciest place I had ever stayed. We were all in the same hotel room but there was a different room for Kieth and Vel Rae to stay in while we stayed on the couch pull out bed. Which was still VERY comfortable.
And we went out to eat at amazing restaurants that were so expensive that I was afraid to order anything. "Just don't look at the prices. Order what you like." Matt said, encouragingly. It was hard! Everything was so pricey. But it did taste good!
We went to a restaurant that had live jazz music playing while we ate. And they were good, whoever they were. I remember when I handed the menu to the waitress and she asked if I wanted the small or large size fries, I answered large. Thinking it was like at McDonald's or something. And she brought me this huge basket of fries! A Family size order. I was appalled, but they just laughed and we put it in the middle of the table and everyone ate some.
They were very good at making me feel comfortable.
We also ate at a Japanese restaurant. A first time for me. You know, where they cook the food at the table for you. It was incredible. And much easier because I didn't see a menu, I just told them what kind of meat I liked.
And the views were great at these restaurants too.
We went to Valley Fair. Also a first for me. I don't remember details but I remember it being very, VERY fun.
A lot of the trip is a blur in my memories. But even to this day, I have to say it was the best vacation I have ever been on. All thanks to Matt. (And his parents, of course.)