What a fantastic four days in Duluth!! It couldn't have been any better. The week-end was planned around my daughter, Jessi's wedding, scheduled for March 20 at the Sacred Heart Music Center. It was the best timing as my 55th birthday was to take place on March 18. My husband and I have three daughters who all graduated from UMD. We live in Ironwood, Michigan, which is about 2 hours away. Our girls have all located quite a distance from home so the times that we all get together are few and far between. My husband and the girls worked feverishly to try and organize my birthday party on the Thursday before the wedding. We all agreed that Sammy's Pizza was the perfect place as we remember it from a time that my husband's mother was in the hospital in Duluth. It was the perfect place for family to meet during stressful and happy times. My husband's brother, Bob, and his wife, Bonnie, were to fly into Duluth from Detroit for the wedding on Friday. We were disappointed that they couldn't make the birthday party, as they are a big part of our lives, but understood because they are so busy with their jobs. When I had checked into the hotel on Thursday, there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers waiting for me from Bob and Bonnie saying that they wish that they could have been there for my birthday.
So the party started at Sammy's with all the wedding party in town, my daughter's future in-laws and my family. The food was fantastic, our waiter was the best and everyone was having a great time. We were just about to cut the birthday cake when our waiter came to the table with a very somber look on his face. He stated to my husband that there was a problem with the bill and the manager wanted to talk to us in the kitchen. We were concerned and wondered what could have possibly gone wrong. When we got into the kitchen, here was Bob and Bonnnie, who surprised us and flew in a day early! I started screaming with joy as my day was so complete and full. This will be a birthday that will be hard to top. The planning and the accommodations were perfect! We love Sammy's Pizza and they way we are treated make it the perfect place to celebrate!!! Thank you for the best birthday ever!!!