I cannot believe it’s been more than a month since we’ve posted! Busy start to the summer, I guess. We always have lots of food/wine/art festivals and other fun summer activities to keep us on the move this time of year.
Last night we returned from my high school reunion. It was held at the new Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort + Spa in Florida, and, just like the last one, it was unbelievable! My HS classmates never ever disappoint.
What made this one even better than the last were two things: Todd was with me — and, we combined with the class of ’88.
We arrived the evening before things were scheduled to start and it was really nice to kind of ease in to the weekend. Thursday night we walked a few doors down to Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe and had a really fun and yummy dinner on the patio watching the sunset. It was a real treat, and Todd had never been to Frenchy’s so it was fun to “indoctrinate” him.
We had a stunning ocean-view room with a full kitchen, and we had a pool-side cabana for two days (highly recommended if you ever stay there!)
The first night was a cocktail party on the Sky Terrace – a rooftop deck.
We enjoyed live music from our very own classmates Kevin Markunas, Larry Markunas, and Vince Parulli. They were awesome! We did sneak out for about an hour as it turned out that my cousin, Brent, was going to be at a bar just a few doors down from the Hyatt. That was a really nice last-minute surprise!
Saturday night was the more formal dinner in the ballroom. Vince was kind enough to DJ for us again this year and we danced and had an absolute blast. Lots of 80s music! Several people tried to teach me the air guitar and the consensus was, “Wow. You’re really bad at that.” But I had so much fun trying!
The after-party in Cliff Short’s massive suite was…um…well, let’s just say we finally stumbled back to our room at 3:00 a.m., and we were among the first to leave.
We were so busy socializing the whole time we hardly took any photos, but here is one that a friend took. Once the official photos are released we’ll update with more.
I’ve already volunteered to manage the social media again for the next one…less than 5 years and counting!