CSP’s parents recently celebrated their 40th anniversary! They were in Minnesota for a week or so during their anniversary. They are from Minnesota so it was a very special homecoming. They even visited the church where they were married on their actual anniversary. For something special they stayed a night at their favorite hotel, the Sofitel. We wanted to do something special for them to help celebrate their anniversary even though we were states away in NC. I called the Sofitel and spoke with Larry the concierge. He was really helpful and a lot of fun to work with. It took a couple hours and a couple faxes (for signatures for payment) but we finally were able to treat CSP’s parents. Larry set up a surprise for them in their hotel room. It was waiting for them when they checked in. We had a bottle of nice chilled champagne, a fruit and cheese plate, a croissant and a pain au chocolate (MIL’s favorite pastry). We also upgraded their room from a double bed room to a king size bed room. I talked Larry into the upgrade for free. Larry tried to get me to spring for some satin sheets! Larry! These are my inlaws we’re talking about! A judge and a librarian! They don’t slide around on slinky sheets and I don’t want to think about it! heh CSP’s parents called us that night after they walked in and saw their surprise. They loved it! They snapped a photo on his iPhone and sent us a pic of what awaited them. We were so pleased that we were able to surprise them and make their stay even more special. 40 years is a huge deal and we were happy to be able to be there in spirit!