Last week, we were honored with my dad’s presence for 36 hours! He came to Chicago on his way to Amsterdam, followed by Marrakesh, where he will be representing the most amazing eco-resort in the world, Hacienda Zuleta (yes, I’m a bit biased). In Morocco, he will meet top representatives from different high-end tourism destinations, network and attend exclusive parties.
Very few people are invited to this event and for the second year in a row, my dad has been one of them. As I write this post, he is probably mingling with CEOs of companies that for 52 million dollars will take you to the International Space Station, owners of hotels that will give you a room for $10,000 + a night and eating exquisite food. Yet, if you talk to my dad you would never know this about his trip, for he is as modest as one can be. So, I have to brag for him! I am so proud to be his daughter and constantly awed by what he accomplishes.
With his laugh-inducing inappropriate comments and strong personality, there are few who do not look back when we walk by. It was so incredible to have him around. Mila fell instantly in love with him and their bond felt strong. We were sad to see him leave, but glad we had some time together. We also got to see Jaxon’s parents Mark and Ellen, who joined us in the windy city for half a day while my dad was here! Getting intercontinental in-laws together is not an easy thing and these quick visits are often our only opportunity.
Life is so good right now! We get to see Mila grow every day, have decided to go for number two, the dogs are healthy and spoiled! Everyday of the week Mila gets to do fun things with her best friend Rebekah and their nanny Louise and we get to do what we love the most (relatively speaking), work together.