The Door was Open So I Entered, Part 2 of Returning Home to The Adolphus


We will pick up from my February 2019 visit to The Adolphus.  (It will make sense as you read.)   When we left the hotel and entered reality, I had a regret. I remembered I didn’t listen to my newest favorite anthem while at the hotel. I consoled myself by playing the song during the drive home (and everyday since then…)

A month passed and I came up with an excuse for Tore and me to return to the hotel: my birthday in May!

Then my plan became more elaborate. I wouldn’t merely listen to my song in my hotel room.  We would find a quiet spot to dance. I enlisted the help of our dance teacher and every Sunday Tore and I improved our steps. By the time of our visit, our instructor had a whole choreographed routine for us. I even had some steps reminiscent of the Gladiator in the Roman Colosseum. I couldn’t wait to dance for my birthday at The Adolphus!

After my birthday dinner at The French Room, Tore and I went to the mezzanine level. We scoped out possible places to dance. Every spot I had planned was available. There was no one in sight. No one could be disturbed by the spectacle of two guests dancing.

The best spot, which I didn’t expect, was luring me in with its open doors. No tables were set up for an event. Surely no one will notice or mind.

We danced in the Grand Ballroom!

Let that visual sink in.

We weren’t flawless in our steps (my white boots are made for walkin’, not dancing!) but it was the fulfillment of a goal I set. I want to look back years from now and say we are among the guests who danced at The Adolphus.

I won’t divulge all the songs but we did wrap up with a foxtrot to a popular Frank Sinatra song. I figured ghosts past would appreciate it.  I also felt compelled to introduce the ghosts to modern songs. 😉  And now every time I hear each of the songs, I will have very special memories.


If you missed part 1 of My Return Home to The Adolphus, click here.  Or better still, check out my entire category on The Adolphus.

Thank you to The Adolphus for permitting our shenanigans.

More posts to come on my favorite hotel.  Stay tuned and thank you for reading.

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