Everyone knows Monica loves the Sound of Music. Our good friend Melissa made a dream come true this weekend. Melissa organized a trip to Columbus to see the Broadway production of Sound of Music. Monica packed her bag herself and could not wait to meet up with the girls on Saturday. We were impressed that she remembered to pack things like her earplugs so she could go swimming, a little container to take her thyroid medicine and vitamins, and her charger for her phone. There were four chaperones and four young ladies about Monica’s age on the trip.
They stopped at a Dunkin Donuts for a break and arrived at the hotel mid-afternoon.
They had a blast in the pool. They enjoyed the Happy Hour snacks.
They got all dressed up and headed out to the Ohio Theater downtown.
Monica described everything to us. The theater, the orchestra, the set, the beautiful voices, the children! She loved everything about seeing the live performance. Afterwards, they positioned themselves where the actors came out and Monica got to meet the woman who played Maria von Trapp. What a thrill for her!
When they got back to the hotel they had pizza and cookies and giggled in their pajamas.
In the morning, they all went to Mass together at St. Patrick church and out to lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse.
This weekend excursion is something we never imagined would happen. We never thought we would have an opportunity for Monica to be included and taken care of so well. We could relax at home and know she was safe and having a wonderful time.