by Wilfred Bereswill
Sorry for the late post, but I'm still suffering the lag of having my things stolen almost a month ago.
Well, the other day when Joyce filled in unexpectedly, she hit my new beginnings on the head... EMPTY NEST.
As regular readers know, my oldest daughter got married in July. This past week we sent both of our other daughters to college. My middle daughter is at MIZZOU in her senior year in the #1 school of journalism and my baby daughter has her very first day of college today in MIZZOU's school of nursing.
To say the least, the house is quiet. We've known this has been coming for some time, but it has hit home like a smack in the face. When my wife is in another room or running errands, there is no casual conversations going on. If there is, it's me talking to myself or my characters chatting in my head.
I assume like everything else, we will grow used to it, but for the time being, we are working hard to readjust. Neither my wife or I can really remember a time before kids, when it was just the two of us living in Kansas City in 1980. That was a time of escaping from our parents. Now we are trying to recapture a comfortable life.
SO! What do you do about it?
Well, I just booked a week in Riviera Maya at the Secrets Capri all-inclusive resort near Play Del Camen. Hey, I had to give myself something to look forward to. So on August 27th, my wife and I celebrate our 33rd anniversary (acutally our 38th year together since we were highschool sweethearts.) Then on September 25th we leave for the Yucatan Penninsula.
By the way, it pays to be nice. I wrote an e-mail to Secrets e-concierge to compliment them on the way they respond to customer issues on Tripadvisor (a wealth of information if you're traveling) and asked about an anniversary special. This was the response..
Dear Mr. Bereswill,
Thank you for choosing Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun for your holiday celebration. I’m really glad our attention to reviews and emails help make decisions like yours. All I can say is that we are pleased to know you are coming and we will do our best to try and exceed your expectations.
Regarding your anniversary package do not be troubled I have made the notes to your reservation and my self and staff members will help you create memories that will last for years to come.
You will receive and be pampered by our special anniversary package, please when you arrive ask where the experience concierge desk is located and make a stop there so you can arrange for a wonderful champagne breakfast on bed for one day of your stay, also arrange a nice romantic dinner on the beach also included specially for you and last make your spa appointment with them as well. Not to mention the amenities you will receive during your stay. If you need further assistance from me please let me know, it is a pleasure to be able to help you.
Jose Luis Alvarez Espino
E-Concierge / Info.
Hotel Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
Carr. Federal 387 Km 299
Playa del Carmen, 77710
Don't forget to check out my short story, Sinfully Delicious at Amazon. I have to be able to pay for my vacation now.
What would you do if you were suddenly facing the empty nest?