ramblings from a city girl turned manure-chucking country mama
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Our boy goes straight to the TOP
There are so many folks here at the RC who are making our stay more than comfortable and more than special. One of them is Dan, one of the concierges, who is such a sweetie. He refers to Ben as Mr. President and he seems to have taken a liking to our boy.
Dan's a young guy with a big smile and a great energy about him. He checks in on us daily at least a couple times to make sure our needs are met. Yesterday evening Ben developed a yen for sweet potato fries and when I went down to Dan's desk to ask if he had any recommendations in the neighborhood, he said, "I'll get on that!" Within minutes he'd arranged with the chef at the fabulous 10Arts restaurant (in the hotel) to specially make some for Ben. "Just call down there and say 'sweet potato fries' and they'll take care of you," Dan said.
So we did, and added a Banana Creme Brulee to round out the order. Not a bad first room service dinner, eh?
Yesterday, Dan checked with me to make sure Ben was going to be free today in the morning. He told me that he had something up his sleeve, something he'd been conjuring up especially for Ben. Today we called down to his desk when Ben was up and ready to go, brought him down to the lobby, and off they went, just the two of them. They crossed the rainy thoroughfare of Market St. to visit the very top of City Hall's tower.
The building is steeped in history and the observation deck that they ascended is 500 ft above street level.
Atop the tower is a statue of William Penn which weighs 27 tons!!!
Ben came back with lots of information and rosy cheeks. Dan had wheeled him over in the wheelchair, but they'd walked and climbed stairs and hung out, just the two of them, for about an hour. Our boy is doing GREAT!