April 2014 date day with Thomas … 1st adventure: Kid’s on Big Rigs at HDMS …. Thomas had such a GREAT time!
Lunch from Electric Blue Elephant …. Then a tour of our new fire department! Thomas says this is THE BEST food he’s every tasted! Absolutely LOVED it! I agree Thomas!! My taste buds were happy dancing the entire time and now my stomach is so Happy!!!
This would be pure torture for me if I didn’t know it creates much joy and happiness for Thomas. It’s incredibly loud with sirens and horns blowing non-stop. Thomas doesn’t care for that part at all, he loves to ask questions and look at the vehicles and equipment. And, he did ask many, many great questions.
Yet, I did have a complete ball dancing to the DJ music while we waited in line for the wee little train ride. If there’s good music, I can have fun as long as I can dance. Plus, with that big beautiful blue sky overhead, I was able to look up, focus on my breath and create a buffer between all the noise.
Last stop: Late lunch of salad and club sandwich for Thomas and cup of vegan mushroom soup for me. Oh my gosh!! That was delicious!!!
Thomas and Camilla February 2018 Date Day (a wee bit late). My phone got so cold that I lost all photos from our date except one!
The one of Thomas with his ice cream from Icecycle Creamery is the only photo that survived. That was our first stop.
Second stop was one of our favorite spots … Audrey Harris Park for Thomas to eat his ice cream with the amazing view. Then we walked the entire loop in the snow. We had it all to ourself, we were frozen, we had a beautiful time enjoying one another’s company, and I took lots of pictures. No matter. I’ve got one!
Then!!! For dinner. More birthday yummies for me plus a toast to the flights of Where Would You Fly.
I knew I was saving this one wine glass for something!! Wine glasses were made for vegan root beer floats!! Coconut Bliss Vanilla Ice Cream smothered with an amazing root beer. Served with a vegan burger topped with sautéed sweet onions, crimini mushrooms, hot & sweet jalapeños, kalamata olives, with a slather of vegan kale, cashew & basil pesto on two slices of Italian bread. I’m full!!
Last stop – Quick and short detour to admire this view!!! WOW!!
Next! – A short walk. My favorite part of our date!!
Next stop – Sledding! Thomas is the small speck near the top of the hill in the first picture. He had great fun!
Second stop – Kings Beach … We’ve never stopped at this little park! Just beautiful!! I just love having conversations with Thomas. More and more they are philosophical and I feel so inept! HA! Even though! I adore it!!
First stop – India Kabob & Curry as he requested Indian food. We had India Kabob on a date day years ago so he requested a revisit!
Two plates of assorted vegetarian dishes for me. Loved the peas and potatoes. That was my favorite!!
First stop: Washoe Lake. I’ve only been here maybe two other times with no wind. How gloriously beautiful.
I truly needed a deep dose of Mama Gaia today and this was perfect for grounding and processing.
Thomas walked barefoot and dug in the sand. It was perfect for him too. He and Lillian had a huge argument as we were readying to leave.
I sat down, took off my shoes and socks, and slowly buried my feet and hands in the soft, cool sand. I was instantly relaxed and brought into this wonderful moment with Thomas. It’s difficult to even find the words to describe.
Last stop: Ice Cream!! Vegan Coconut Mint and Just Nog for Thomas and Vegan Coconut Mint and Just Chocolate for me! Of all the flavors I’ve ever tasted here, the Coconut Mint tops the list now! Love the texture and flavor – tastes like a Jr Mint candy, only better! We ate our ice cream with the amazing view at Audrey Harris Park.
Thomas also had a half sandwich and I had a cup of potato salad and macaroni salad.
Thomas and Camilla September 2017 Date Day – Thomas wanted a sandwich from Icecycle Creamery. He loved how they cut and made a heart shape with it and he enjoyed every bite. I had a few bites of fresh mint ice cream on top of a scoop of chocolate before Thomas claimed it! Yum!
Part 2: A visit to the new VibesUP store. I was drawn into the store this morning and told Thomas about. He wanted to check it out. He LOVED it!!! Amazing store, amazing energy, amazing products, and amazing mother and son running the store.
Then, at Thomas’ request, a rainy walk at Virginia Lake. And last stop was to get Thomas a couple pair of new pants. With this cool weather he put on pants last night and they were way short and a bit tight. Oh my gosh! He’s grown so much since Spring and shorts weather.