From the first trip away, to engagements, weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries, Round Hill is a destination for romance. We have the pleasure of meeting guests throughout their romantic journeys, and often these guests return again and again to celebrate life events and special occasions.
We sat with long time guests Mr. Monroe Hass and Mrs. Rickie Hass, who first visited Round Hill for their honeymoon and have returned again for their 55 year anniversary.
How did you meet?
We met on a blind date. We were introduced by friends. Our first date was pretty unusual. We met with friends that were on their honeymoon in New York and went to a night club to see Nipsy Russel; a famous comedian. Then they wanted us to go back to their hotel to have drinks. It was 3:00am in the morning before I got home. Some first date!
What made you choose Round Hill for your honeymoon?
Monroe read about Round Hill and thought it was the perfect, ideal honeymoon. We were not in any way disappointed.
What is your favorite memory from your first visit?
- The beauty of Round Hill!
- Vince Lombardi (who was coach of the Green Bay Packers and has a super bowl trophy named after him) was a guest at the time. One night at dinner he sent a bottle of wine to our table with his congratulations. We were truly surprised by his thoughtfulness.
What an amazing occasion to celebrate! What were you most looking forward to upon your return to Round Hill?
We looked forward to being in the villa where we honeymooned, and we looked forward to the beauty and friendliness of the place. It was a return to paradise and we are grateful that we were able to do it again for our 55 year anniversary.
What is your advice to newlyweds on staying married for 55 years?
- The wife is always right
- Let the wife ask for directions
- Always be able to communication honestly with each other
Our warmest congratulations to the Hass’, and cheers to many more years of wedded bliss!