the date envelope
contents gift certificate to local climbing gym, Subway gift card, carabiner
(I was trying to channel "The Bachelor" with the note on my date card this month. Do you think it's cheesy enough?) This month the plan was simple. Rock climbing at a local gym and lunch at Subway. Some good physical exertion and a good healthy-ish lunch.
the date night afternoon
Open climbing hours (during which the gym provides a belayer for you) were during the morning, so we made this into a day date. It was kinda fun to pick up a sitter on saturday morning and steal away for a few hours during the daylight. All kinds of new experiences with this one: going out in the day, an activity that neither of us had tried before, and wearing yoga capris and a t-shirt on a date (a first for me!).
We harnessed up, slipped on some climbing shoes and faced the wall. I stuck with some of the easier walls (with a slight inward angle) but I did attempt several of the straight walls and made it to the top about half the time. Scott also challenged himself with some walls that came out at you at interesting angles. It was a fun time. After about 45 minutes we conquered just about all that we wanted to and left the gym with smiles and sore arms.
Scott wasn't in the mood for Subway (we had eaten there earlier in the week), so we changed plans and went to the local pizza place for sandwiches and the salad bar.
Once we finished, we still had an hour left before our sitter would be expecting us home. Because it would be a crime to waste perfectly good childcare! . . . . we drove to Dairy Queen for Blizzards. And then parked at the park by the river to finish eating them. As you can tell, we were not in any real hurry to get back home. :)
the scrapbook page
to see all of our monthly dates in 2011, go here