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August Date – Shopping, Six Flags, Dinner August 26, 2012

I put together one year’s worth of dates (one date per month) for my husband as a Valentine’s Day present.  Our August date was “great”.  We had free tickets to Six Flags Great America that we intended to use with the kids.  I realized; however, that JR and I had never rode a roller coaster together and that it would be much more fun to leave the kids behind.  The weather was HOT, so we didn’t last the entire day.  We intended to go to the water park (attached to Six Flags) for half the day, but it was closed!  Boo!  It was fun to walk around Great America.  It really brought back memories.  I hadn’t been there in probably 15 years!  Although there was lots of new rides, we opted to ride the roller coasters that we remembered as kids (Batman, American Eagle, and Demon).

 

The date card read “We have free Six Flags tickets, so let’s be childish and have some fun!  We can enjoy the water park and roller coasters.  We can shop at Gurnee Mills, too.  Love, Lisa.”  In the August envelope, I included the date card and our Six Flags tickets.

 

 

We spent part of our day shopping at the outlet mall across the street from Six Flags.  We both purchased a few items.

 

We stopped at Lake Zurich since it was on our way home.  JR grew up in Lake Zurich and we both lived there for a few years after we got married.  We sat on the beach and relaxed for a bit before heading to dinner at Lucky Monk!  We got home just in time to tuck in the kids.  We had a really great day!

 

Until next month…

Check out our previous dates…

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

February 2012


 

July Date – Beer Drinking Lunch and Hit Golf Balls

Before we had kids, JR and I spent a lot of time at the driving range.  It was something we really enjoyed doing together.  Now that we have two amazing daughters, it’s nearly impossible to get to the driving range.  I have thought about taking the girls, but I fear they could get hurt.  There are just too many FAST moving parts.  We have often joked that one of these days we are going to have a “beer drinking” lunch.  We go out to lunch often and observe customers enjoying a beer at lunch time.  I often wonder if they are headed back to work, or if they have the day off.  It always seemed like it would be nice to sit outside on a nice day and have a few beers over lunch.

 

So our July date kind of never happened.  We had planned to go and have a long “beer drinking” lunch and hit golf balls.  The problem was that it was over 100 degrees the day we planned it.  So, we went to lunch, but didn’t sit outside.  We ended up having a quick lunch and never went to the driving range.  We hope to make it up sometime in the upcoming weeks.

 

The date card read “We’re going to spend a long lunch hour hitting golf balls and enjoying a “beer drinking” lunch.  Love, Lisa.”  In the July envelope, I included the date card and cash to spend on the golf balls.

 

Until next month…

 

Check out our previous dates…

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

February 2012