This Saturday was our 28th Wedding Anniversary and Gary arranged a lovely night away in downtown Salt Lake City. We stayed at the Hotel Monaco in a lovely suite much like the pictures on the website.
We had dinner at the Bambara the restaurant connected to the hotel. A very nice touch was the personalised menus - they had "Happy Anniversary Jacquie and Gary" printed on them. We had cocktails and wine and wonderful food.
After dinner we went to see "Ne le dis à personne" a 2006 French movie based on the Harlan Coben novel "Tell No One" at the Broadway Centre Theatre. Luckily it was with subtitles. I was hoping I would understand some of the dialogue from my school French, but they spoke so fast - and maybe French has changed a bit in 35 years? Anyway I love Harlan Coben's novels and although this movie was a bit different to the book - being set in France for a start, there were his signature plot twists and turns that kept you guessing all the way through.
It was lovely to stroll to the cinema from the hotel on the last warm summer's night for a while I suspect. We saw the beehive and bees sculpture on 3rd South, and the decorative inlays in the sidewalk near the Gallivan Center. Of course I didn't have a camera and I can't find any reference to them on the Internet - having trouble finding the right keyword perhaps- but they were beautiful little works of art - look out for them next time you are there. And next time I go I will remember my camera and be there in the day time so I get a good picture.
The next morning we had breakfast again in the Bambara, I had smoked salmon Benedict - very yummy indeed! And then we had to check out and head back home.
The Monaco is a great place with some interesting quirks - like you can ask to adopt a goldfish and have it in your room for the duration of your stay. We didn't as we were only staying the one night. They serve pre-dinner wine every evening and have a massage therapist on hand to give seated massages.
Thank you, Gary for organising everything and making it such a special time for us both!